‘Panther’ is the latest studio recording from Bitch Falcon, streaming from Friday. “‘Panther’ is about being blind in the present, letting everything around you move on as you sit dwelling in numbness. It’s a realisation that you’re stuck in between your emotions and physical reactions come first before really understanding how you feel.” says vocalist, Lizzie.
Four years on from an initial emergence, the Dublin-based three-piece haven’t so much discovered their voice as relentlessly refined it. The aesthetic is raw, even a touch frenzied, yet the chaos is controlled in a ferocious through line that harnesses the strongest elements of rock, grunge, metal, hardcore and melodic electro-pop. Through it all, Bitch Falcon make this busy mix sing in a distinctive voice.
Tracks like ‘Wolfstooth’, ‘Syncope’, ‘TMJ’ and ‘Clutch’ speak to a band unwilling to sit still and stay quiet. These are songs of punch, grit, and verve. Up close and personal, they make an even greater impact as the band’s deserved reputation as one of Ireland’s most engaging live prospects, comes to the fore. In their short time together, the trio have shared the stage with the likes of Fucked Up, Torche, The ZZZ’s, Glen Hansard, No Spill Blood, Pussy Riot, and Les Butcherettes.
Catch Bitch Falcon live:
1st Camden Rocks Festival, London
27th Y Not Fest, Derbyshire