Photo: Simon Mercer

bar italia yearn for more on the gorgeously jangling “changer”

London band bar italia are releasing their debut album Tracey Denim this Friday (May 19) and today have shared one final teaser from it called “changer”.

This one finds Jezmi Tarik Fehmi taking the lead vocal to begin with, sighing his way between jangling guitars and propulsive drums; “didn’t get the chance to say, I want to more / Doesn’t have to be this way, it’s too pure.” While the song doesn’t progress from this place of agitation, bar italia draw out the many shades of dissatisfaction, especially as Nina Cristante’s airier voice intertwines majestically with Sam Fenton’s defeated tones in the chorus. “changer” is the kind of song that hooks you in purely on its gorgeous tone, then keeps you sustained in a place of subtly beautiful contemplation.

Watch the visualiser for “changer” below or find the song on streamers.

bar italia’s debut album Tracey Denim arrives this Friday, May 19, through Matador (pre-order/save). You can find the band on Instagram, or catch them at these live dates:

Tuesday 16th May / Cologne, Germany :Jaki
Wednesday 17th May / Prague, CzechRepublic : MeetFactory (Foyer)
Thursday 18th May / Berlin, Germany :Urban Spree – SOLD OUT
Saturday 20th May / Amsterdam,Netherlands : Cinetol – SOLD OUT
Monday 22nd May / Paris, France :Boule Noire – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 23rd May / Lille, France :Aeronef (Club)
Wednesday 24th May / Brighton, UK :Green Door Store
Thursday 25th May / London, UK : ICA- SOLD OUT

Saturday 3rd June / Barcelona, Spain: Primavera Barcelona
Sunday 4th June / Lisbon, Portugal :ZDB
Tuesday 6th June / Madrid, Spain :Primavera Madrid Club
Saturday 10th June / Madrid, Spain :Primavera Madrid

Tuesday 13th June / NYC, US : TV Eye- SOLD OUT
Wednesday 14th June / NYC, US : UnionPool – SOLD OUT
Thursday 15th June / NYC, US :Mercury Lounge – SOLD OUT
Saturday 17th June / NYC, US : PublicRecords – SOLD OUT
Monday 19th June / Los Angeles, US :El Cid – SOLD OUT
Wednesday 21st June / Los Angeles, US:  Zebulon – SOLD OUT
Thursday 22nd June / Los Angeles, US:  Genghis Cohen
Saturday 24th June / Los Angeles, US: Gold Diggers

Friday 21st July / Hyeres, France,MIDI Festival
Sunday 23rd July / Southwold, UK,Latitude Festival

Thursday 31st August / UK, End of the Road

Saturday 23rd September / Cork, IE:Seanie Buttons
Sunday 24th September / Dublin, IE:Workman’s Club

Tuesday 31st October / Manchester, UK: YES
Wednesday 1st November / Bristol, UK: The Fleece
Friday 3rd November / Leeds, UK :Brudenell Social Club
Saturday 4th November / Glasgow, UK :Room 2
Tuesday 7th November / London, UK :Village Underground
Thursday 9th November / Rennes, FR :Antipode
Saturday 11th November / Paris, FR :Pitchfork Festival
Monday 13th November / St Gallen, CH:Palace 
Thursday 16th November / Schorndorf,DE : Manufaktur
Saturday 18th November / Hamburg, DE: Molotow Skybar
Sunday 19th November / Berlin, DE :Lido
Monday 20th November / Copenhagen, DK: VEGA
Wednesday 22nd November / Frankfurt,DE : Tanzhaus West
Thursday 23rd November / Rotterdam,NL : Rotown
Friday 24th November / Amsterdam, NL: Bitterzoet
Saturday 25th November / Antwerp, BE: Trix
Sunday 26th November / Brussels, BE :Botanique

Friday 1st December / Washington, DC: Songbyrd
Saturday 2nd December / Philadelphia,PA : First Unitarian Church
Monday 4th December / New York,NY : Bowery Ballroom
Tuesday 5th December / Boston, MA : Brighton Music Hall
Wednesday 6th December / Montreal,QC : Sala Rossa
Friday 8th December / Toronto, ON : Velvet Underground
Sunday 10th December / Chicago,IL : Empty Bottle
Tuesday 12th December / St. Paul, MN : Turf Club
Wednesday 13th December / Madison, WI : High Noon Saloon
Friday 15th December / Columbus, OH : Ace of Cups
Saturday 16th December / Cleveland, OH : Mahall’s
Sunday 17th December / Pittsburgh, PA : Club Cafe