Label: Suiteside
Genre: Rock
Online: Artist Website


The Laundrette was born in Montecarotto (Ancona, Italy) in the summer of 1993. Since the very first moment the band settled on a classic power-trio line-up: Marco Carlini, drums and voice, Massimo Bartera, bass and voice, Lucio Febo, guitar. Since their first demo (1995) the Laundrette undertook an intense and incessant live activity which got them sharing stages with bands such as Uzeda, Blonde Redhead, Three Second Kiss, Sophia etc. In 1997 the Laundrette recorded 10 tracks, a good part of them unknown ones, for “Altitude” (Vurt Recordz Rome), which was realized with the artistic production of David Lenci. The CD expressed Laundrette's drifting towards more edgy, nervous sounds, and their attempt to recreate the physical intensity of their live shows with a straightforward approach. They also contributed to the first Gamma Pop compilation, “METAL MACHINE MUZAK”(1997), thus testifying to their presence in the best Italian underground scene. In 2000 their cd “Concrete and Glass” was put out by Gamma Pop and Freeland, occasionally united. The CD confirms the artistic maturity and the intensity that define the band live as well as in the studio. In June of 2001 the Laundrette participate in the first "Red House Blues" cd, produced by Gamma Pop, with Sean Meadows (June of 44, Sonora Pine, Lungfish) and David Lenci. In 2002 followed an Italian-Spanish tour and the recording of 10 tracks for a new album and a video professionally directed and edited by Ruth Chon. After these unforgettable and edifying experiences with Sean and David the Laundrette became four, thanks to Rino Bartera’s guitar (Massimo’s brother). This was just the right direction for the new one “Weird Place to Hide,” released in April 2003 by Suiteside. It was recorded (October 2002) at Red House Recording Studio of Senigallia (Ancona), with Juan Carrera (Slowdime records) from Chicago behind the mixer and it was mastered by Massimo Mosca of Three Second Kiss.