*(This is a press release not a Musicwand review)*
New single ‘Clutch’ available June 16
Frenetic Dublin trio Bitch Falcon return with ‘Clutch’, their first new material in almost a year and the natural next step in the evolution of their arresting sound.
The follow-up to last summer’s critically acclaimed ‘TMJ’ comes with an appropriate title. Immediately reaching out and grasping with a wall of noise that would give the finest metalcore titans pause for thought, ‘Clutch’ quickly settles into a dark groove and refuses to let go.
An introspective look at intrusive thoughts, this four-minute distillation of the band’s volatile-yet-hypnotic sound introduces new elements in the form of electronic textures and synth-based layers. Once more, Bitch Falcon aggressively capture a specific, uncompromising state of mind with Lizzie Fitzpatrick’s searching vocals a guiding light against a typically bruised, always engaging backdrop.
Recorded at Orphan Recording Studios and Asylum Studios/Bow Lane over a two-day period, ‘Clutch’ was engineered and mixed by Robin Ball, who previously worked with the band on ‘Wolfstooth’ and ‘Breed’. Fergal Davis handled mastering duties, following on from his work on ‘TMJ’. A video exploring the song’s narrative and theme is set to follow.
‘Clutch’ hits Spotify, Bandcamp and Soundcloud on Thursday June 16.
Bitch Falcon are:
Lizzie Fitzpatrick – Guitar, Vocals
Naomi Macleod – Bass
Nigel Kenny – Drums
Body & Soul, June 17 – 19, Ballinlough Castle, Westmeath
Sea Sessions, June 24 – 26 Bundoran, Donegal
Indiependence, July 29 – 31, Deer Farm, Mitchelstown, Cork
Music City, July 4 – 10, Derry
Praise for Bitch Falcon
“Kicks a whole load of tight rhythmic ass and that’s enough.”- Nialler9
“Whatever ‘it’ is, Bitch Falcon have it.”- Una Mullally, The Irish Times
“One of the best Irish bands around.” – Dan Hegarty, 2FM
“An unforgettable name and a sound so heavy it could cause earthquakes.” – GoldenPlec
“Kicks more ass than a Dr Marten-clad Kraken.” – Hot Press
“One of the most exciting bands doing the rounds.” – State Magazine