Releasing their first material in a year Dublin trio Bitch Falcon enter 2017 unapologetically with new single ‘Clutch’.
An introspective look at intrusive thoughts, this four-minute distillation of the band’s volatile-yet-hypnotic sound introduces new elements in the form of electronic textures and synth-based layers.
Recorded at Orphan Recording Studios and Asylum Studios/Bow Lane over a two-day period, ‘Clutch’ was engineered and mixed by Robin Ball, who previously worked with the band on ‘Wolfstooth’ and ‘Breed’. Fergal Davis handled mastering duties, following on from his work on ‘TMJ’.
Directed and produced by Allyn Quigly of Spice Burger the video contains 90’s references including Nirvana and Skunk Anansie utlising Lizzie Fitzpatrick’s energy and physical performance to capture the mood of the single.
According to Quigly “For this, we always knew we wanted to do something performance based. Even though we’d never done anything like this before we felt Lizzie’s stage presence was just too powerful not to take full advantage of. From here we met with the band, chatted about some of the meaning and inspiration behind the song as well as 90’s music videos that had an early impact on them. We developed an idea based around two opposing forces. The first represents a kind of external pressure with various images that give a sense of suffocation and constriction; of pushing and breaking through a bond. We then mixed this with a second thread that communicated a kind of internal energy. A visual representation of that internal rage. In this world, Lizzie was able to move without resistance, just pure, uninhibited energy. As the video progresses these two things push and pull against one another more and more to give what we hope is a spin on a traditional performance piece that’s a little abstract and a little visceral.”
Catch Bitch Falcon at the following shows
February 10 – Central Arts – Waterford
February 11 – Kavanagh’s Pub – Portlaoise
February 16 – Roisin Dubh – Galway
February 18 – Dolan’s Warehouse – Limerick (supporting Redneck Manifesto)
February 25 – Workman’s – Dublin
March 10 – Connolly’s – Leap
March 11 – Cyprus Avenue – Cork
Watch ‘Clutch’ below