Itchy & The Nits (Sydney, Australia)


05/12/2024
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm


Itchy and the Nits are today’s most genuine garage punk three-piece from Sydney, Australia. Rubbing shoulders with the likes of Gee Tee and TV Ramone – better known as Tee Vee Repairmann, who recorded this tape – Bethany (drums, vocals), Eva (guitar, vocals), and Cin (bass, vocals) dabble in moody garage riffs that their melodies imitate well, digestibly simple lyrics, and varying vocal duties that keep choruses fresh and oblivious every listen (see “Eva’s got a Parasite” or “I’m Not Listenin’”). Influenced by the likes of Nikki and the Corvette’s power-pop or the Donna’s take on girl-group rock, the Nits palm through straight-forward power chords with dead notes in-between. See “Crabs,” a firmly stated note-bender and snare-biter.