Argentinian grrl group Las Kellies return with new album ‘Suck This
Tangerine’ out 27th March on Fire Records and will be touring Europe in
Sucking you in, Las Kellies takes us straight back to the party reminding
us of what we’ve been missing with their libidinous mix of garage, punk
Thrashing it out on the dancefloor, ‘Suck This Tangerine’ deals with the
difficulties of a society in never ending crisis (‘Funny Money’) to the
highs and lows in relationships (‘He’s Who’, ‘Let You Go’) and there’s a
guest appearance from ex-Kellie Julia Worley on ‘Close Talker’.
Recorded at home in Buenos Aires, the chemistry of the duo’s formative
years remains as does their febrile new wave post-punk sound soaked in
fiery dance beats and dub-pop.
Their first release since 2016’s ‘Friends & Lovers’ was “impressively
varied” (The Vinyl District) whilst “seamlessly melding psych/fuzz pop,
post-punk attitude and dance beats” (Louder Than War).
Las Kellies are Cecilia Kelly (bass, guitars, vocals) and Silvina Costa
(drums, percussion and vocals).
supported by 12 fans who also own “Suck This Tangerine”
An intoxicating combination of toughness with despair and vulnerability. Chiming, raw, angular guitars float above pulsing rhythms. The lyrics toggle between scattershot randomly impressionistic and unsparingly self-conscious. Reminds me a bit of Parquet Courts, but I prefer this because despite the ferocity, it's haunted by a melancholy dreaminess that I'm just in love with. Feels distinctly British to this American listener; I don't think it could have come from anywhere else. Joe Madden