The Afterhours were formed in 1985 in Milan around Manuel Agnelli, a Velvet Underground fan.
They are one of the most popular alt-rock band in Italy.
They debuted in 1987 with the single My bit boy, followed a year later by the EP All Good Children Go to Hell. The band has released two albums and two EPs in English. Since Germi (1995), the group switched to Italian language, except for Ballads for Little Hyenas, produced by Afghan Whigs leader Greg Dulli, who also played with the group in a 2006 tour in the United States. In 2009, the band won the "Mia Martini" Critics Awardat the Sanremo Music Festival. In the same year they released the compilation "Il paese è reale" ("The country is real") aiming to advance the Italian indie rock scene.
In 2016 they released their tenth album "Folfiri o Folfox" for Universal Records.