News: Uber cool London trio bar italia announce album ‘The Twits’ and unveil thrilling new single ‘my little tony’ ahead of tour.

Feature Photograph: Steve Gullick

London trio bar italia have been building quite a reputation for their minimalist brand of cool indie rock, and this has lead to their signing with iconic US label Matador and Remote Control Records. They are developing an admirable work rate as they release their second full length of 2023, ‘The Twits’, on 3 November, less than six months after their Matador debut, ‘Tracey Denim’.

This is heralded by the single ‘My Little Tony’ – a louche yet frenetic tumble of a track with its cool dissociated vocals and fuzzy onslaught of guitars:

‘my little tony’ is available to download and stream here. ‘The Twits’ is available to pre-order here and through the link below:

bar italia are the London based three-piece of Nina Cristante, Jezmi Tarik Fehmi and Sam Fenton.

The band has a busy 2023 schedule with a UK and European tour through September-November, including a sold-out London headline at Village Underground on 7 November. They will make festival appearances at Stay Out West and Pitchfork Music Festival Paris among others. They return to the US in December for their first full North American tour, including a sold out Bowery Ballroom in New York on December 4th.

bar italia have also announced further North American dates for spring 2024 and an additional London headline show which will take place May 2nd at Electric Brixton following the November date selling out.

The full list of dates are:

Saturday 23rd September / Cork, IE: Seanie Buttons

Sunday 24th September / Dublin, IE: Workman’s Club

Thursday 28th September / Rome, IT : Monk Club

Friday 29th September / Bologna, IT : Covo Club

Saturday 30th September / Turin, IT : Spazio 211

Sunday 1st October / Milan, IT : Biko

Tuesday 31st October / Manchester, UK : YES

Wednesday 1st November / Bristol, UK : The Fleece

Thursday 2nd November / Brighton, UK : Mutations Festival

Friday 3rd November / Leeds, UK : Brudenell Social Club

Saturday 4th November / Glasgow, UK : Room 2

Sunday 5th November / Nottingham, UK : Rough Trade

Monday 6th November / London, UK : Rough Trade East

Tuesday 7th November / London, UK : Village Underground – SOLD OUT

Thursday 9th November / Rennes, FR : Antipode

Saturday 11th November / Paris, FR : Pitchfork Festival

Sunday 12th November / Grenoble, FR : Le Ciel

Monday 13th November / St Gallen, CH: Palace

Wednesday 15th November / Vienna, AT : B72

Thursday 16th November / Schorndorf, DE : Manufaktur

Friday 17th November / Leipzig, DE : TransCentury Update

Saturday 18th November / Hamburg, DE : Molotow Skybar

Sunday 19th November / Berlin, DE : Lido

Monday 20th November / Copenhagen, DK : VEGA

Wednesday 22nd November / Frankfurt, DE : Tanzhaus West

Thursday 23rd November / Rotterdam, NL : Rotown

Friday 24th November / Amsterdam, NL : Bitterzoet

Saturday 25th November / Antwerp, BE : Trix

Sunday 26th November / Brussels, BE : Botanique

Fri-Dec-01 Washington,DC Songbyrd

Sat-Dec-02 Philadelphia,PA First Unitarian Church

Sun-Dec-03 Brooklyn, NY Elsewhere

Mon-Dec-04 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom – SOLD OUT

Tue-Dec-05 Boston,MA Brighton Music Hall

Wed-Dec-06 Montreal,QC Sala Rossa

Fri-Dec-08 Toronto,ON Velvet Underground

Sat-Dec-09 Detroit,MI The Loving Touch

Sun-Dec-10 Chicago,IL Empty Bottle – SOLD OUT

Mon-Dec-11 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle

Tue-Dec-12 St. Paul, MN Turf Club

Wed-Dec-13 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon

Fri-Dec-15 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups

Sat-Dec-16 Cleveland, OH Mahall’s

Sun-Dec-17 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe


Wed-Mar-20 Atlanta, GA The Earl

Thu-Mar-21 Durham, NC Motorco Music Hall

Fri-Mar-22 Asheville, NC Eulogy

Mon-Mar-25 Nashville, TN The Blue Room at Third Man Records

Wed-Mar-27 New Orleans, LA Toulouse Theatre

Thu-Mar-28 Houston, TX The Secret Group

Fri-Mar-29 Austin, TX Mohawk

Sat-Mar-30 Dallas, TX Sons of Hermann Hall

Mon-Apr-01 Albuquerque, NM Sister

Mon-Apr-08 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios

Tue-Apr-09 Vancouver, BC Hollywood Theatre

Wed-Apr-10 Seattle, WA Neumos

May 2nd – London, UK – Electric Brixton

Feature Photograph: Steve Gullick

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  1. Zachary Luke
    September 20, 2023

    Great stuff

  2. […] and Sam Fenton(vocals/guitarist)—make their debut in Sydney tonight. Touring in support of their latest album ‘The Twits,’ which was recorded in a makeshift home studio in Mallorca over eight intense weeks in early 2023. […]

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