Irish Dream-Grunge Trio Bitch Falcon Release New Single ‘Test Trip’

Bitch Falcon are a name you will not forget, and a band who will not let you forget them. Today, 20th August, the lauded dream-grunge trio have streamed their new single ‘Test Trip’, taken from their forthcoming debut LP, ‘Staring At Clocks’, to be released 6th November.

In the words of frontwoman Lizzie Fitzpatrick: “I wrote this about running away from home. When I was young I would always pack my bags in a bid to manipulate my mother into forgiving me for something I did (too stubborn to just apologize). I linked this with manipulation in love. When the partner ‘tests’ each other by trying to leave, when they just want to be fought for. Really it’s a take on myself, rather than dealing with the situation, just packing your bags and running away (which is not the answer).

Pre-order Staring At Clocks HERE

Slightly grungy, slightly dreamy, the rockers have made great waves over the last few years, with acclaim from Dublin Inquirer, Irish Times, The Guardian, Paste Magazine and many more. The trio have played with Girl Band, Fontaines DC, Torche, Black Peaks, Pussy Riot and display touches of St Vincent, 2:54, My Bloody Valentine, The Pixies and Bjork all in one scintillating package.

Bitch Falcon were formed by frontwoman Lizzie Fitzpatrick in Dublin in 2014, and are mainstays of the festival circuit in both Ireland and abroad (packing out rooms in the US, Canada and Europe). Since these freshman days, the lineup has galvanised around the rhythm section of Barry O’Sullivan on Bass and Nigel Kenny on Drums.

From the early days of their first single, ‘Wolfstooth’ to their most recent release ‘Damp Breath’, an evolution in sound can be heard as the group perfect and refine their raw, fuzz-laced offerings over six singles and one EP.

There are few things conventional about Bitch Falcon, a band for whom otherworldly is a very fitting adjective – at least on record. The trio’s live show must be seen to get a true appreciation for what this band can do, from the high-pitched wails and infinite feedback of Lizzie’s guitar and soaring vocals, to the interplay between shattering bass and thunderous drums – there is very little left of any stage untouched. It’s a rare group who manage to be so ethereal and devastatingly heavy simultaneously – but then again, Bitch Falcon are an unforgettable name.

Artwork was created by Lizzie Fitzpatrick; mixed by Grammy-nominated engineer Alex Newport (At The Drive In, The Mars Volta, Death Cab for Cutie, The Melvins, Frank Turner) and mastered by Magnus Lindberg.

‘Test Trip’ follows the release of Bitch Falcon’s previous single ‘Gaslight
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