London-based, pan-continental female instrumental four-piece, Los Bitchos, have announced the release of their much anticipated debut album, Let The Festivities Begin!, on 4th February 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. Pre-order here.
The band have also shared “Las Panteras“, the lead single from the album alongside a music video directed by Tom Mitchell.
The band’s Augustina Ruiz has this to say about the accompanying video directed by Tom Mitchell:
“We wanted to show the mystery of the song combined with sassy dance moves. Inspirations for the video are Kill Bill, Scooby Doo & Spice Girls’s ‘Wannabe’ video. The huge battle climax at the end is a Bram Stoker ‘Dracula’ inspired fight which will leave you hanging for what’s in store next, between Las Panteras and the girls. A tacky ‘70s show in which the band must solve the mystery of Las Panteras, taking a break now and then to bust out some sassy choreographed dance sequences to keep their spirits up! To be continued…”
A press release speaking about the album said:
Let The Festivities Begin! is a maximal, Technicolour strut of an album of hallucinatory surf-exotica, with a celebratory title, something you might say as you toast with your shot glass, signalling the end of the pandemic era and ushering in a bright new dawn of wild abandon. “It’s about being together and having a really good time,” say Los Bitchos. Let the festivities begin!
- The Link Is About To Die
- I Enjoy It
- Pista (Fresh Start)
- Las Panteras
- Good to Go!
- Change of Heart
- Tripping At A Party
- Try the circle!
- Lindsay Goes to Mykonos