Leatherette are born in Bologna, Italy, in 2018. The name was inspired by the iconic single ‘Warm Leatherette’, by The Normal. ‘Leatherette’ sounded like a mockery of rock music and the rockstar cult: ‘fake’ leather as a device for self-irony, something cheap, punk, disgraceful. Initially the band was a trio, formed by Michele Battaglioli (fka Dolan Tymas – guitarist and lead singer), Francesco Bonora (Baseball Gregg, Sleap-e – drums) and Marco Jespersen (bass).During the same year the first self-produced demo No Way was released. In 2019 the band expanded, with the arrival of Jacopo Finelli (sax, synths) and Andrea Gerardi (guitar). Leatherette’s sound evolved and became richer, combining jazz atmospheres, punk outbursts and no wave suggestions. In 2021 Leatherette became part of We Were Never Being Boring’s roster and released Mixed Waste, their debut EP.
‘Thin Ice’ Live ⇒ https://youtu.be/0mavR7dXWVE’Mixed Waste’ ⇒ https://youtu.be/Kx2hlhJlH3A