Long Lash: New Song and Video for Bitter Defeat
‘Long Lash’ is one of several tracks recorded over a two-day session in early August at Hamilton’s The Porch Studio by long-time ‘The Datsuns’ sound engineer and collaborator Scott Newth. It is the second recording to be released, following ‘Light that Shines’ last month. They plan to release two more singles online in the coming months, followed by their first physical release, an EP via Kirikiriroa-based Gravel Streak Records.
Bitter Defeat started as a lo-fi solo recording project by Shirlow in 2016, but expanded into a live (and now recording) band in 2018, with the addition of Ben Manning (guitar, vocals), Kathryn Thompson (drums), Ian Duggan (casiotone) and Julian White (bass, backing vocals). They have played a string of shows with the likes of The Bats, Hamish Kilgour, and John Davis of Folk Implosion.
‘Long Lash’ is available to buy on Bandcamp at https://bitterdefeat.bandcamp.com/ and stream in all the usual places including Spotify.