Name, where are you from?
Italia 90, we are all originally from around Brighton but moved to London together 7 years ago. We now live in South East London.
Describe your style in three words?
What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
We saw Elton John together at Bestival. We held each other and we wept.
If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Classic punk support from John Cooper Clarke, Italia 90 main support, Frank Sinatra headline. The guy had pipes.
Which subcultures have influenced you?
S.H.A.R.P, Swing Kids, German Idealism.
If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Rosa Luxembourg. If she’s not available, then Jamie Oliver so we can smother the b*stard.
Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
We’ve been lucky recently to play some of our favourite venues like the 100 Club and Shacklewell Arms. But it has to be The Windmill, Brixton. The sound is great, it’s like playing in your living room and it’s the best place in London to see good new bands.
Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Ari Up - She should be a household name.
Trish Keenan - Broadcast were past their peak in terms of fame when she died but were making their best music.
Julius Eastman – One of the best New York minimalists but died homeless and remains unremembered.
Tommy Ramone – Pioneered a drum style that gets copied to this day and never given recognition despite producing some of the Ramones best stuff.
You can catch Italia 90 performing this week at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton.