Four years on from an initial explosive emergence, the Dublin-based three-piece haven’t so much discovered their voice as relentlessly refined it. If anything, they relish in sharp declarations, their signature sound always moving forward even when throwing a nod to the past.
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, once-heard-not-forgotten voice. Pulsating 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, Girl Band, No Spill Blood, Pussy Riot and Les Butcherettes. Bitch Falcon have packed rooms in Toronto, LA, London and have completed multiple headline, sell-out Irish tours. They’ve become a festival mainstay in Ireland and finished off 2018 with their largest UK tour that reached from Cardiff to Glasgow. 2018 opened with a blazing show at Eurosonic and ended with single ‘Prime Number’ picking up heavy radio support from BBC Radio 1, Kerrang and Radio X in the UK.
For fans of: Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, Wolf Alice, The Pixies