Los Bitchos Debuts “Good To Go!”
Los Bitchos, have shared their latest single and video, “ Good To Go! ” Featuring an irresistibly chilled-out tiki lounge vibe, “Good To Go!” comes accompanied by a very fun video directed by Tom Mitchell featuring the band and Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand. Los Bitchos share the following of the video:
“Trapped in a surreal courtroom gameshow and spinning the wheel of fortune for our freedom. This song has always made us think of a ‘70s game show with its light, fun mood coupled with an intriguing western style intro. We got all our friends to be our jury and our producer Alex to host/judge the show. We had so much fun making this video.”
“Good To Go!” is the second single to be shared from the band’s much anticipated debut album, Let The Festivities Begin! , set for release on February 4th 2022 via City Slang Records. The album was produced by Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand in Gallery Studios, London, the recording space owned by Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music .
The band is comprised 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. Their unique sound binds them together, taking in a retro-futuristic blend of Peruvian chicha , Argentine cumbia, Turkish psych, and surf guitars. It’s not unlike if Khruangbin – their spiritual cousins, who are fans of Los Bitchos – spent a night getting slammed on cheap mezcal at the Shacklewell Arms in Dalston .
“I wanted to sound like Van Halen and Cocteau Twins – but from Turkey,” says multi-instrumentalist Serra, who was born herself in Western Australia and takes a lot of inspiration from her mother’s ‘70s Anatolian rock records. The rest of the band bring influences from their upbringings, too. Agustina comes from Uruguay and the group fell in love with her Latin-American music collection (as much as they did Madonna’s ‘La Isla Bonita’ period). Then there’s Josefine from Sweden – “who brings a touch of out-of-control pop,” her bandmates joke – and Nic from south London, who drummed in various punk bands before rounding off Los Bitchos . “Coming from all these different places,” says Serra, “it means we’re not stuck in one genre and we can rip up the rulebook a bit when it comes to our influences.”
Los Bitchos finished recording the album right before the pandemic hit. They kept momentum going during lockdown with their radio show, Planet Bitchos , on esteemed internet station Worldwide FM, which ‘hits the road’ every month to explore a new far-flung corner of the globe. It was a welcome respite in particular for Nic , who was swept up with her job as a physiotherapist working on the NHS frontline. “Even in times of adversity, everyone’s strength has been really inspiring,” says Agustina. “And we bring out the best in each other, too.
Let The Festivities Begin!
City Slang Records
1. The Link is About To Die
2. I Enjoy it
3. Pista (Fresh Start)
6. Las Panteras
7. Good to Go!
8. Change of Heart
9. Tripping at a Party
10. Try the circle!
11. Lindsay Goes to Mykonos
02.15.22 UK Southampton, Joiners
02.16.22 UK Manchester, Gorilla
02.17.22 UK Leeds, Brudenell
02.18.22 UK Glasgow, Stereo
02.19.22 UK York, The Crescent
02.20.22 UK Liverpool, District
02.22.22 IRL Dublin, Workman’s Club
02.24.22 UK Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
02.25.22 UK Bristol, Exchange
02.26.22 UK Brighton, Patterns
02.27.22 UK Margate, Elsewhere
03.02.22 UK London, Scala
04.07.22 NL Nijmegen, Merleyn
04.08.22 NL Amsterdam, Paradiso
04.09.22 FR Paris, La Maroquinerie
04.11.22 FR Bordeaux, Iboat
04.12.23 ES San Sebastian, Sala Dabadaba
04.13.22 ES Madrid, Moby Dick
04.15.22 ES Barcelona, Laut
04.16.22 FR Toulouse, Le Connexion
04.19.22 IT Milan, Magnolia
04.20.22 CH Zurich, Bogen F
04.21.22 DE Munich, Milla
04.23.22 DE Berlin, Urban Spree
04.24.22 DE Hamburg, Molotow
04.26.22 SE Stockholm, Hus7
04.27.22 NO Ingensteds , Oslo
04.28.22 SE Goteborg, Oceanen
04.29.22 SE Malmo, Plan B
04.30.22 DK Copenhagen, Stengade
05.02.22 DK Cologne, Bumann & Sohn
05.03.22 BE Brussels, Nuits Botanique
05.04.22 FR Lille, Aeronef
05.05.22 FR Rouen, Le 106
05.06.22 FR Rennes, Ubu
05.07.22 FR Amiens, La Lune des Pirates,
05.26.22 DE Berlin, Desertfest
05.27.22 PL Warsaw, Hydrozagadka
05.29.22 CZ Prague, Chapeau Rouge
05.30.22 HU Budapest, Dürer Kert
05.31.22 AT Vienna, Fluc Wanne
06.01.22 DE Augsburg, City Club
06.02.22 DE Schorndorf , Club Manufaktur
07.06.22 ES Barcelona, Primavera Sound
08.26.22 FR Paris, Rock En Seine
Pre-order Let The Festivities Begin! by Los Bitchos HERE
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