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If any of us could have even half the accidental success that garage rockers L.A. Witch have managed, we’d be well on our way to quite the fruitful career. The trio really did stumble onto a winning formula through allowing their natural creative flow to take them wherever it felt right. That place ended up being their debut self-titled record which catapulted the group into the limelight.

With growth comes a need for a more systematic approach: this brings us neatly to their sophomore effort, Play With Fire. The 2020 record was created under very different circumstances to their previous efforts: years of fine-tuning was replaced with a two month cramming session to put together something truly spectacular. The album carries that sense of claustrophobia that goes hand in hand with self-imposed isolation; fuzzy guitars packed with reverb leave you with little escape from the trio’s grime-laden funk. Yet you keep coming back for more – and thanks to L.A. Witch’s tendency for extensive touring, they’re ready to supply that hit more often than you’d think, and bring their fiery show to The Cluny in Newcastle on Thursday 19th May, where they’ll be supported by the North East’s very own firebrand fuzzy garage rockers, Pit Pony.

L.A. Witch and Pit Pony play The Cluny, Newcastle on Thursday 19th May.


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