Sat, February 20 @ 7.30 pm – 11.00 pm
Los Bitchos started off as a recording project after listening to a lot of Peruvian instrumental Cumbia from the 60s and 70s (Los Destellos ‘A Patricia’ is the song that got them together as a band), their sound can be described as The Shadows on a Tequila fuelled field trip to South America, whilst also channeling psychedelic rock and surf vibes.
Los Bitchos are fronted by multi-instrumentalist Serra Petale on lead guitar. She’s flanked by Carolina Faruolo (guitar), Agustina Ruiz (keytar), Josefine Jonnson (bass), and Nic Crawshaw (drums / percussion). Currently the gang reside in London but the members hail from as far and as wide as Perth (Australia), Montevideo, Stockholm, and Croydon.
In a short space of time they have already supported and toured with Mac De Marco, Ty Segall, The Black Lips, Bill Ryder Jones, Bodega, Methyl Ethel, The Murlocs and Kikagaku Moyo.
The girls have also smashed out sun-tinged sets at The Great Escape, All Points East, Test Pressing and Simple Things Festival as well as a whole host of European Festivals. The first non-bedroom recording ‘Pista (Great Start)’ has been championed by key tastemakers Cheryl Waters (KEXP), NME, Les Inrocks and Marc Riley at BBC 6 Music and was produced by Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand.
Follow up banger ‘The Link Is About To Die’ premiered on NME and Les Inrocks and snared them a live KEXP session at Transmusicales which takes place in early December.