ALBUM REVIEW: Italia 90 – Living Human Treasure | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 20.01.23







I saw Italia 90 play in The MOTH Club once, and frontman Les was able to turn a room of stiff hipsters into a fanatical frenzy of moshing within five minutes. On listening to their debut album I’m immediately transported back to that place; it may have taken the band six years to release their debut, but it’s a sign of maturity which sets them apart from other restlessly prolific punk bands they’re often lumped in with.

One could criticise Italia 90 for comfortable orthodoxy, but that would be wrong. In a fickle and undirected musical landscape, Living Human Treasure harnesses timeless punk riffs and blunt lyrics that epitomise the value of sticking to one thing and doing it well.


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