ALBUM REVIEW: L.A. Witch – Play With Fire | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Suicide Squeeze Records

Released: 21.08.20







L.A. Witch’s sophomore record is one that could only have been conceived in LA. You can practically smell the seediness, smoke and debauchery on the self-deprecating I Wanna Lose, whilst the lust of Sexorexia is enveloped by the dirty sheets of the West Coast.

Opener Fire Starter is a lush blend of big dirty blues riffs and 60’s bubblegum pop vocals, whereas the classic cinema influence of Motorcycle Boy is fused with grunge-like drawl, recalling Courtney Love’s Hole. Dark Horse embraces a psychedelic twist on its reverb soaked instrumental and sprawling drowned out guitars, and whilst the dirge of True Believers is largely forgettable, this is otherwise a great record concluding with Starred’s inevitable crescendo of feedback and distortion.



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