The 4-piece independent rock band Pitik have been together since 2004. They play rock music with an emphasis on melody and dynamics. With one album under their belt, and a whole lot of history, the band is back with a new single and a new music video.
â€śIt Canâ€™t Be Meâ€ť, the bandâ€™s new single, is a perfect example of melodic rock music done right. Produced by Monty Macalino, who also produced Pitikâ€™s self-titled album, the song packs a powerful punch with its well thought out arrangement. If you listen to the songs closely, they are not your run of the mill rock songs: the guitars sound heavy but not heavy enough to drown out the pulsating bass, the lead guitar lines and the presence of the piano and synthesizer. Also, the way the vocals are buried in the mix gives the song a dreamy quality.
The band has clearly matured since the release of their full-length album. While showing promise, the self-titled album saw Pitik finding their identity as a band. With the new single, they are clearly doing something right, and this is a good indication of what we should expect from this band. They are a group of people who embrace progression, and with every release itâ€™s clear that they donâ€™t want to repeat what they did in the past. That is the mark of a creative band.
Splintr got the chance to talk to Pitikâ€™s vocalist/guitarist Jio Clavano and we have managed to gain insight into the bandâ€™s creative process.