A retro-futuristic blend of Argentine cumbia, Peruvian chicha, Turkish psych and surf guitars is what you can expect from the psych newcomers Los Bitchos as they announce the release of their debut album, Let The Festivities Begin!, freshly signed by Berlin based record label City Slang.
Their new single and video, "Las Panteras", sets the tone with stonewashed 80s rock, bongos, cowbells and cabasa. With a 70s Tarantino-inspired music video the band members Serra Petale (guitar), Agustina Ruiz (keytar), Josefine Jonsson (bass) and Nic Crawshaw (drums) are imitating a dancing team of detectives working on a case to find and fight the eponymous panther in a showdown.
“We wanted to show the mystery of the track combined with sassy dance moves. Inspirations for the video are Kill Bill, Scooby Doo and Spice Girls’ “Wannabe”. The huge battle climax at the end is a Bram Stoker’s ‘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…" said Agustina Ruiz referring to the music video.
"Let The Festivities Begin!" will be released on February 4th via City Slang and can be pre-ordered on the label's website. Only a few months after the release, Los Bitchos will bring their cumbia party to German stages for the first time - including the one at the Desertfest in Berlin.