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I’m Not a Blonde is an Italian-American duo based in Milano. Chiara Castello and Camilla Benedini write electro-art-pop songs that bring together their many different influences: beats and synths from the 80s, brit-punk guitars and melodies from the 90s to create a unique world of their own. Their music and live performances are based on a blend of the 2 different personalities: Camilla is an architect that loves a rigorous, sleek style, while Chiara who studied art, prefers to include a bit of noise and disorder around her. Their musical world reflects a desire to find a balance between different aspects of experiences   and perceptions including humor vs melancholy, minimalism vs art-pop, digital vs analog, lightness vs seriousness. 

Camilla and Chiara enjoy playing live and this is reflected in their direct and powerful duo performance. On stage they create their songs with loops that overlap musical structures. Voices, guitars and synths add up to create a sound that fills the area giving the feeling of a full band.

During the past years they've toured Europe taking part in important music festivals. They’ve shared stages with international artists like Duran Duran, Moderat, Soulwax, Peaches, Hurts and Ghostpoet.

In 2021 they won the Italia Music Export call that will support the promotion of their new album abroad.


Here are some of the highlights of their career:


  • They were chosen by MIKE SHINODA ( Linkin’ Park ) to open his 2019 Italian concerts in Milano and Padova.

  • They presented their last album “Under the Rug” at the Reeperbahn Festival 2019 and they performed at the Live at Heart Festival 2018

  • They were chosen by FRANZ FERDINAND to open their concert at the Unipol Arena 2018

  • They were chosen by THE KILLERS to open their concert at the Rock in Roma 2018

  • Their single song ‘TOO OLD’ was on rotation on the Austrian national radio FM4

  • Their single song ‘DAUGHTER’ was on heavy rotation for several months on the German FLUX FM radio 

  • They wrote and performed live the original soundtrack for ANDREA INCONTRI’s Fall- Winter 2015 fashion show at the Pitti Uomo 87 in Florence.

  • Spotify playlist: New Music Friday Italia, France, Turkey, Israel, Portugal, Rock Italia.

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