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Sun 25 Aug

For a long time, Bar Italia preferred to give no interviews and remain hidden in the shoegaze mist that envelops their music – a novel yearning for silence in an era marked by social media saturation. Recently, the London-based trio finally and reluctantly decided to speak to the media, but above all its their music that speaks to us: intense and refined, at once elegant and destructive, distant yet aggressive, immediately captivating post-punk and indie-rock fans. Last year Nina Cristante, Jezmi Fehmi and Sam Fenton achieved an amazing feat when they released two major albums on the Matador label in the space of just six months, Tracey Denim and The Twits. With this essential diptych, the three musicians have truly earned their place as rising stars of British rock. 

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