Fast-rising buzzsaw punks SMALLTOWN TIGERS' long-awaited debut single is released this Friday and they're premiering the video exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

'Just Friends' is the first track to be revealed from the girls' forthcoming debut album, due out through Area Pirata Records in the New Year, and comes just in time for their first ever UK dates in October.

The single and album were recorded in one two-day blitz with producer Stiv Cantarelli (JD Hangover, Silent Strangers) and mastered by Detroit legend Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Sonics, Dirtbombs).

Formed just a year ago in the Italian beachside city of Rimini, the Tigers are the latest tremors in the current Italian punk earthquake that's also turned up the likes of Sloks, The Cogs, White Pagoda and The Dirtiest...

The Tigers have already played several high profile shows in their homeland, including a tour with NYC powerpoppers Baby Shakes, and are now turning heads over here, not least that of The Undertones' Mickey Bradley, who's already played 'Just Friends' on his BBC Ulster radio show.

The band play four shows in the UK, including an afternoon set at Loud Women's 4th Birthday Party at London's Hope & Anchor on Saturday 12 October, followed by show later that night at Biddle Bros in Clapton. Full dates are...

Thurs 10 Oct – The Railway Hotel, Southend-on-Sea
Fri 11 Oct – The Shacklewell Arms, Dalston, London (w/ The Speedways)
Sat 12 Oct – The Hope & Anchor, Islington, London (5pm)
Sat 12 Oct – Biddle Bros, Clapton, London (10pm)

'Just Friends' is available to download from Bandcamp and all regular platforms.

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Pic by Alex Poni

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