Photo by Maicol Guidetti
Leatherette make the kind of post punk that doesn't forget that it's punk. The Italian band's latest single, "Sunbathing," is a jagged buzzsaw of a song. It clocks in at under two minutes, but it isn't nearly as fast as a two minute punk song typically is. Instead, the aggression comes from singer/guitarist Michele's vocals and the wall of noise emanating from the guitar. It's oddly tuneful except for the wail unsuccessfully hiding in the background. This is going to remind a lot of people of contemporary artists like Shame and classic ones like Rites of Spring. "Sunbathing" is an interesting song and a killer way to discover Leatherette.
The band says of their new single:
"'Sunbathing' was almost born as a joke, it came out of nowhere. We wanted to write a happy cheesy pop song and then completely destroy it from within".