It’s in seeing the world differently, embracing the myriad feelings and conflicts that come with opening yourself to its darkness that the light starts to shine through. That’s not to say Lizzie and the boys have it all figured out, by any means. Having a recorded outlet for creativity is one thing. A band like this demand and deserve a live, communal connection for that creativity.
“Live, I have the arsenal of the guitar, the microphone and my voice,” says Lizzie, “As a performer I can get completely out of myself. It can be a pure, raw expression of feeling that I don't have to put into words. You can really become a kind of character – like a concentrated version of yourself. It puts you in such a vulnerable place when you're being honest like that, but it would just be great if people could take something positive from what I've expressed.
“I’m trying to get across a really heavy sense of melancholy, rather than be lyrically striking,” she qualifies. “I just want someone to feel the music, I don't want to tell anyone what to think. I want to evoke emotion.”
As you can probably tell, this lot are different. They look, sound and express themselves as only they know how and as only they can. Their music will no doubt speak for itself, if you let it, and although it’s sad that there may not be an opportunity to share it in a room together for a while, when Staring At Clocks is released into the public domain, you’d do well to find a record more deserving of your time, attention and admiration. The luck of the Irish may not be on the trio’s side right now, but with graft, determination and a fairer shake as the world rights itself in the future, Bitch Falcon shouldn’t need any luck.
Staring At Clocks is released on November 6 via Small Pond.
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