Admittedly I’m getting quite pretentious in my tastes as of late where I’m actively seeking out music from across the world spanning across the decades and Peruvian cumbia has been dominating a bit of my listening habits lately. To my joy, Los Bitchos currently residing in London have seemingly come out of nowhere and helped satisfy my cravings for new sounds.
The new outfit made up of Serra (guitar), Carolina (guitar) and Agustina (keys) have recently dropped their debut single ‘Tripping Party’ via Blak Hand Records. ‘Tripping Party’ epitomises the distinctive sound of cumbia sprinkled with elements of fuzz-filled psych to make a vibrant, sonic explosion of exotic, dance-fuelled, rock’n’roll. It’s really quite brilliant and will make you long for the beach parties in the summer evenings to return.
(Words: Brad Sked)