KC is Roberta Cartisano, Italian multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer and session-musician, and, marking a departure from Roberta's previous recordings under her own name, Killing Cartisano is also Roberta's new incarnation.
Influenced by psychedelic folk-rock, orchestral pop, cinematic funk and trip hop, her last album L’ultimo Cuore - The Last Heart, received rave reviews in her native Italy, where she was called ‘a pioneer of visionary sound’.
In May 2018, leading up to the forthcoming album release of her debut album some tracks have been unleashed into the wild world: 'The Drunk Man' video was premiered on Folk Radio UK, 'Let Me Go' was premiered on Backseat Mafia and its video appeared on Americana UK, while the track was broadcast on Gary Crowley’s show on BBC Radio London, ‘Sky Stolen’ video was premiered on Clash.
After Getting in touch with San Francisco's underground music scene during her travels, inspired by Bay Area vibes Roberta morphed into Killing Cartisano. KC is Roberta, but raw; pure; naked.
Killing Cartisano is produced in San Francisco by Bay Area producer George S. Rosenthal and Roberta together. A hybrid of Roberta's musical roots and an all San Francisco band. Rosenthal also gathered some of the best local session musicians to perform Roberta's arrangements, giving a west- coast vibe to the record. KC produces and arranges her soundscapes at her own Broken Toys Studio. In support of her last album she embarked on a long tour, taking in more than 100 shows. As a songwriter session-musician (bass, piano synth) and producer she has shared the stage with musicians such as Hugo Race (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), Marta Collica (John Parish Band), Enrico Gabrielli (P.J. Harvey) and more.