Today’s new music spotlight is on Italia 90.
Line-up: Les Miserable (vocals), DJ MUMSNET (guitar), Bobby Portrait (bass) and J Dangerous (drums)
About: Boasting a fearsome live reputation across the UK, Italia 90 create an urgent noise spearheaded by guttural vocals and underpinned by a cacophony of post-punk instrumentation. New EP ‘Italia 90 III’ is their most accomplished work to date, spanning a sonically diverse and unpredictable five tracks.
What Hidden Herd say: Italia 90’s snarling post-punk certainly packs a punch, combining barked lyrics, spiky guitar lines and visceral atmosphere. If you want somewhere to start, the South London four-piece recently unveiled their third EP – a masterclass in menacing tunes that were built to fire up jam-packed rooms.
For fans of: Test Dept, Omni, Sham 69
Thursday 23 January – London @ The Lexington
Friday 24 January – Guildford @ The Boileroom
Saturday 25 January – Cardiff @ The Moon
Thursday 30 January – Birmingham @ Sunflower Lounge
Friday 31 January – Brighton @ Latest Music Bar
Friday 07 February – Glasgow @ Broadcast
Saturday 08 February – Edinburgh @ Sneaky Pete’s
Friday 21 February – Manchester @ Gullivers
Latest track: ‘Road to Hell’