Los Bitchos will make their long-awaited studio debut on February 4th, 2022 with the appropriately titled, Let The Festivities Begin! Ahead of the Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand)-produced album’s release via City Slang, the London-based, cross-cultural four-piece have shared the lead single “Las Panteras”.
With members hailing from the U.K., Australia, Sweden, and South America, the group is able to tap into a wide range of influences. The product is infectiously danceable instrumental grooves, think Khruangbin at a rave.
“I wanted to sound like Van Halen and Cocteau Twins – but from Turkey,” says guitarist Serra Petale. “Coming from all these different places, it means we’re not stuck in one genre and we can rip up the rulebook a bit when it comes to our influences.”
On “Las Panteras”, Los Bitchos toggle their many influences with slick, chic disco guitars that come into contact with melodic backbeats to create an international dance party. The music video, directed by Tom Mitchell, also borrows from a wide range of influences as it sends up vintage 70s crime dramas with Scooby-Doo-like antics. Plus the video leaves the door open for more installments of the girls’ pursuit of the malevolent Las Panteras.
“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,” Mitchell said. “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!”
Watch the new music video for “Las Panteras”, the lead single from Los Bitchos’ forthcoming debut studio album, Let The Festivities Begin! Click here to pre-order and scroll down to see a full tracklist and album artwork.
Los Bitchos — “Las Panteras” (Official Video)
Let The Festivities Begin! Tracklist
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