# Teapot Industries

Teapot Industries Corporation, Controls You, Controls Your Nation

— Teapot Industries, Religion Town (band slogan)
Teapot Industries
Teapot Industries in 2016 at Sziget Festival.
Left to right: Andrea Lomuscio, Matilde Illiano.
Background information
Also known as Teapot Industries Inc.
Origin Rome, Italy
Genres Experimental, indie pop, experimental rock, indie rock, electronic, art rock, progressive rock, psychedelic rock
Years active 2011–present
Labels
• Katana Sounds
• Ware-Labs Records
• Life Sentence Records
Website www.teapot-industries.com
Members
• Andrea Lomuscio
• Matilde Illiano

Teapot Industries (also known as Teapot Industries Inc.) is an Italian indie rock band, formed in 2011 in Rome, Italy by Andrea Lomuscio (Arcadetar, vocals, ThereminPi, synths) and Matilde Illiano (guitar, drums), known for its unusual custom-built instruments used during live performances.

## History

The band name was inspired by Bertrand Russell's never published article titled "Is There a God?", commissioned by Illustrated magazine in 1952:[1]

If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is an intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. If, however, the existence of such a teapot were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time.

— Bertrand Russell