Bitch Falcon: Syncope – track review

Bitch FalconBitch Falcon – Syncope
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Bitch Falcon are a grunge trio from Dublin and are back with their ferocious new track Syncope. Ioan Humphreys reviews.

Known for their unrelenting, full-throttle live approach, and regularly heralded as Dublin’s best live act, Bitch Falcon have slayed the festival circuit with slots at the Electric Picnic and Hard Working Class Heroes, as well as a triumphant TV debut on Other Voices which garnered praise from Annie Mac and Huw Stephens of BBC Radio 1.

This gloriously grungy track had a really nice noisy intro that leads into chunky Melvins-esque riffs. It’s a ballsy start and combined with the vocals of Lizzie Fitzpatrick which are welcomingly reminiscent of Karen O. I am completely hooked after 30 seconds.

As the track progresses, the unrelenting aggression and a seemingly joyous revelling in cacophonic noise, just makes me love this band even more. And along with the noise, they manage to combine it with a melodic bent. It’s very Babes in Toyland. I approve!

Half way through the feedback and guitar soloing combine with the slowing drums. That is until the riff starts up again and the piercing noise and yelping vocals continue to the painful and uncomfortable end. A welcome return from these noisy ne’er do wells.

The band are currently on their first headline tour and are expanding to international plains this year with Canadian Music Week kicking off proceedings

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Bitch Falcon can be found on their Soundcloud, Facebook and they tweet as @bitchfalcon.

Words by Ioan Humphreys. More writing by Ioan can be found at his author’s archive. You can also find him on Twitter at @ioan_humphreys.

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