Italian punk sensations SMALLTOWN TIGERS finally return to the UK for their first visit since the release of their debut mini-album.
The girls from Rimini turned heads on their first visit, with an appearance at Loud Women‘s 4th Birthday Party and The Shacklewell Arms, shooting the video for their ‘Five Things’ video while they were here. Despite the arrival of Covid, the band released the 8-track Five Things mini album in June 2020, but inevitably their supporting dates would be postponed and then cancelled.
Good news came when the band were personally invited to open for THE DAMNED on their reunion dates, which will now take place this Autumn.
The girls finally return to London to play the Pump It Up Powerpop Weekender at London’s Lexington this Sunday 3 July, alongside NYC’s BABY SHAKES who the Tigers first toured with in Italy back in the Summer of 2019 (see pic). An impressive bill also features DUNCAN REID AND THE BIG HEADS, SLYDER SMITH & THE OBLIVION KIDS, EMPEROR PENGUIN and France’s ALVILDA.
Speaking about the show, bassist/singer Valli says, “It will be great to share the stage with so many great bands, some of them for the first time and some others like The Speedways and The Baby Shakes we already shared the stage with. Moreover, the fabulous NYC girls (and boy!) The Baby Shakes were the band we opened for in Italy on our first tour ever… ah, sweet memories. Can’t wait to be in London again. It’s gonna be a blast! Be sure to buy your ticket in advance, it’s gonna be a busy Saturday and Sunday night on the 2nd/3rd of July!
“Other than that, we can’t wait to play some songs from the brand new album we’re currently preparing and which will be out next year. We think it’s the best material we ever wrote and we can’t wait to hear what you think of it. See you at the Powerpop Weekender people! Stop by and say hi!”
Remaining tickets for the event are available here.
Check out the video for ‘Five Things’…