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Los Bitchos announce new album Talkie Talkie and release new single/video ‘Don’t Change’

The London-based, internationally assembled female instrumental four-piece, Los Bitchos, announce their highly anticipated second album, Talkie Talkie, out August 30 via City Slang.

A sonic adventure which transports the listener into a world where funk, disco, Latin and Turkish rhythms collide in a euphoric fusion, Talkie Talkie is glistening with charisma, sonic experimentation and a puckish spirit. Named after a fictional club of the same name, Talkie Talkie is a late-night paradise brimming with freedom and possibility; a place where partygoers can escape reality in the dance or daydream along to the invigorating soundscapes. If Los Bitchos’ electrifying 2022 debut album Let the Festivities Begin! was the rowdy build up to the big night out, then Talkie Talkie is the Technicolor explosion of the dancefloor.

At the centre of Talkie Talkie is a vivid cinematic universe that takes inspiration from the band’s favourite aesthetic era: the 80s. Think less self-serious men and gated reverb and more campy, hi-fi pop songwriting that glistens with moxie. The four-piece especially tapped into the sonic innovation happening during that period, where analogue and digital techniques collided to create polished texture and depth. Talkie Talkie’s recording process happened over a short but intense burst of time in London’s RAK Studios and Lightship 95. Over just one month, the band hunkered down with producer Oli Barton-Wood (Wet Leg, Nilüfer Yanya) and engineer Giles Barrett (Shabaka Hutchings, Ezra Collective) to render the demos in full colour.

Today’s announcement coincides with the release of a sparkling new single, ‘Don’t Change’, the second shared from Talkie Talkie, following the 80’s Turkish psych-infused bop, ‘La Bomba’.

The band said the following about ‘Don’t Change’, which comes accompanied by a joyful video by Tom Mitchell: “‘Don’t Change’ is a pure bliss track; think holiday vibes with ice creams, beach balls, sunsets and margaritas. It’s feel good, with sun soaked melodies, vibrant arpeggiator synth bass, and layers of percussion. We had such a fun time making the video, making up little dances and frolicking about in the sand and sea!”

Talkie Talkie:

  1. Hi!
  2. Talkie Talkie, Charlie Charlie
  3. Don’t Change
  4. Kiki, You Complete Me
  5. Road
  6. 1K!
  7. La Bomba
  8. Open The Bunny, Wasting My Time
  9. It’s About Time
  10. Naughty Little Clove
  11. Tango & Twirl
  12. Let Me Cook You

Photo credit: Tom Mitchell

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