credit: Tom Mitchell
Los Bitchos: Here To Slay
Panthers prowling through a desert. Cowgirls swaggering into a saloon and kicking up dust.
Riding shotgun with a Tarantino heroine. Having the fiesta of your lives under a giant piñata
with all your friends. Los Bitchos’ hallucinatory surf-exotica is as evocative as it is playful: the
London-based pan-continental group could well be your new favourite party band with their
instrumental voyages that are the soundtrack to setting alight to a row of flaming sambucas
and losing yourself to the night. They’ve got a bun-tight knack for a groove – and they’ve got
the best fringes in rock’n’roll too.
Partying is the glue that bonds Los Bitchos together – as well as being superb musicians,
that is. They’re used to drinking Mac DeMarco under the table, having been enlisted by him
to support him on various shows across Europe. Serra Petale (guitar), Agustina Ruiz
(keytar), Josefine Jonsson (bass) and Nic Crawshaw (drums) hail from different parts of the
world but met via all-night house parties, or through friends, in London. Their unique sound
binds them together, though, taking in a retro-futuristic blend of Peruvian chicha, Argentine
cumbia & Turkish psych.
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