Tracks Of The Week: Los Bitchos, Plains and more

Los Bitchos by Tom Mitchell

Los Bitchos by Tom Mitchell


Its title and original winter release had already made it seem like a natural fit for the holiday season, and indeed Los Bitchos have now announced an expanded, Christmas edition of their debut album Let The Festivities Begin!.

The updated version comes with the addition of a bonus flexi-disc containing new songs Los Chrismos and Tipp Tapp.

“Los Chrismos is our 80s nostalgic Christmas dreamland,” the band said of the former. “Shoop-shooping down the slopes into a cosy chalet strewn with fairy lights, join us for a glass of bubbly and a cosy Christmas party full of festivities! We can’t wait to get dressed up and play this song on our Chrismos tour.”

Inhaler will release their second album Cuts & Bruises on February 17th next year.

The band worked again with producer Antony Genn on the record which is following 2021’s debut It Won’t Always Be Like This.

“Drip-fed over the course of two years, the other singles fulfilled expectations: My Honest Face shimmers to an explosive chorus, as does Cheer Up Baby,” our review reads.

Metronomy will put out a special edition of this year’s Small World album on November 29th.

Porij, Panic Shack, Nadeem Din Gibisi & Tony Njoku, Jessica Winter and Sébastian Tellier are some of the artists who’ve put their own spin on a track from the record, while the contribution from Katy J Pearson is streaming online now.

“I’ve been a huge fan of Metronomy for a long time. The records they made had a big influence on my music,” Pearson commented.

Trampolene have set their fourth studio record Rules Of Love & War for release on March 17th, 2023.

“I can’t believe we’ve managed to stay together long enough to make 4 albums,” Jack Jones said. That’s the miracle.”

“Having been friends since school. That’s what means the most to me now. We wanted the album to have a psychedelic, cinematic feel to it with grandiose layers, brass, strings and distorted guitars.”

Waxahatchee and Jess Williamson have offered up another taste of their first record together as Plains, I Walked With You A Ways.

“Hurricane was the last song that was written for our record,” Williamson has explained.

“We knew we needed one more, and when Katie brought Hurricane to the table we both knew the album was complete. It was incredible for me to watch this song reveal itself; from the early moments of Katie playing it for me on an acoustic guitar just days before we went to make the album, and then blossoming in the studio with the band into this total banger with huge choruses.”

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