Ah Italia ‘90. Chris Waddle missing that penalty with THAT haircut. Gazza’s unforgettable tears. Frank Rijkaard’s excess phlegm. Luckily, the end product from today’s Neu Pick, a new four-piece with the same name as the tournament, is a lot less painful.
‘Competition’, the first track to be lifted from the quartet’s debut EP, is a vicious opening statement, with lyrics barked like rallying cries. Set over a backdrop of a dissonant, howling guitar riff, vocalist Les Miserable yells phrase after phrase, with more emphasis added to every next spit.
There’s exactly seven minutes of biting, razor-sharp one-liners moulded together to create an extremely pissed-off single from an extremely exciting band.
Italia 90’s debut EP comes out on 30th June. The band will play an as-yet-unannounced release show for the collection in July.
Listen to ‘Competition’ below.
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