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“Such a relief when so far behind on work to see bands still bold enough to wrap their material at a firm half-hour. Small Talk, the second record from Leatherette, is just that. Short, snappy and exuding all the force of a titan-like piece of music, all in a half hour.”

Leatherette are Andrea, Francesco, Jacopo, Marco and Michele. Formed in 2018, they are based in Bologna, Italy. Their music is defined by mockery of rock music and its conservative aesthetics, simultaneously embraced and rejected, shredded and reassembled. A potpourri of punk outbursts, jazz atmospheres and hints of no wave, the band conjures a lush and intricate sound, sometimes warm and welcoming, elsewhere more harsh and unpredictable. The band has released two albums, most recently the sophomore Small Talk, an electrifying blend of noise, jazz and shoegaze.

Supported by Liveurope. Liveurope is co-financed by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. 


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