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Approved: Los Bitchos

By | Published on Thursday 7 October 2021

Los Bitchos

Taking traditional Latin cumbia and whipping it up with a bit of surf-rock and synth-pop, Los Bitchos are the joyous band you need in 2021. Newly signed to City Slang, and with an album produced by Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos on the way, they’ve just put out new single ‘Las Panteras’.

Their first new release since 2019’s brilliant ‘The Link Is About To Die’, the ‘Las Panteras’ is led by Serra Petale’s lyrical guitar, with the rhythm section of drummer Nic Crawshaw and Josefine Jonnson keeping you on your dancing toes, while keyboard player Agustina Ruiz provides additional textures that push the track in new directions.

“I wanted to sound like Van Halen and Cocteau Twins – but from Turkey”, says Petale.

Los Bitchos’s debut album, ‘Let The Festivities Begin’, is set for release on 4 Feb 2022. The band also have a whole load of UK tour dates lined up in February too, plus a headline show at The Scala in London on 2 Mar. You are a fool if you don’t go to one of those shows.

Watch the video for ‘Las Panteras’ here:

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