bar italia Debit Video For “Jelsy”

bar italia Debit Video For "Jelsy." The track is off the UK trio's forthcoming album The Twits, available November 3rd via Matador Records
bar italia photo Credit: Steve Gullick

UK trio bar italia have released new single and video “Jelsy.” The track is off their forthcoming The Twits, available November 3rd via Matador Records. The group have also announced a group show of drawings to take place October 27th at the Frieze exhibition space at No.9 Cork Street, with the public view at 6pm-8pm. “Jelsy” follows previous single “my little tony.”

The Twits was recorded by the trio over eight weeks from February 2023 in a makeshift home studio in Mallorca, and was mixed by Marta Salogni (Black Midi, The xx). It finds bar italia’s economical yet evocative songcraft taking raucous, mystic, unkempt, occasionally sinister, and wholly committed turns. Songs like “my little tony”, with its in-the-red riff and excitable hooks, the cathartic four-on-the-floor of ‘world’s greatest emoter’ and the festival tent psychedelia of “Hi-fiver” need little in the way of exposition – these are exhilarating rock songs, if wayward and strange.

bar italia play UK and European tour dates through October-November, including a sold-out London headline at Village Underground on November 7th. They return to the US in December for their first full North American tour, and will perform sold out New York shows at Bowery Ballroom and Elsewhere. The band have announced further North American dates for spring 2024 including a new show at New York’s Warsaw venue on March 15th, and a London headline show at Electric Brixton on May 2nd. A full live itinerary can be found below.

bar italia
The Twits
Matador Records

1. my little tony
2. Real house wibes (desperate house vibes)
3. twist
4. worlds greatest emoter
5. calm down with me
6. Shoo
7. que suprise
8. Hi fiver
9. Brush w Faith
10. glory hunter
11. sounds like you had to be there
12. Jelsy
13. bibs

bar italia 2023-2024 Tour Dates

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 – SOLD OUT
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 – SOLD OUT
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


Fri-Mar-15 New York, Warsaw
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

Pre-order The Twits by bar italia HERE


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