Have you ever wanted to be that person that knows about a band that’s really good, but no one else knows them, and they’re your own personal secret, and you love them more than sprinkles on ice cream? Well, now you can. Bitch Prefect are one of the best kept secrets in the Sydney scene, and it’s really hard to know why because they’re just plain awesome.The greatest challenge for the members of Bitch Prefect is which cigarette brand to smoke, and that kind of ignorantly-blissful attitude is the secret to their sound.
Bitch Prefect play a style of lo-fi garage, but it’s distinct because you can actually understand the words that they are saying. Also, you don’t have to fight through a bunch of layers of feedback and buzz to distinguish any sort of melody or sound. Bitch Prefect play incredibly soothing acoustic strummed out music, with a soft sprinkle of electricity that runs throughout every song. Simple, but wispy, Bitch Prefect sound like they could float away at any moment.
Bitch Prefect’s sound can be summarised in two words: high school. They just sound like a bunch of guys that had a couple music lessons, picked up a four track recorder from a $2 dollar store, and are jamming a bedroom. They sing about the stupid stuff, teenage relationships, getting a job etc. etc. but they do it well, and with so much earnest. Bitch Prefect encapsulate the sound that so many other, more famous bands laid out before them, like Eric’s Trip or No Age. Bitch Prefect’s debut, Big Time is currently out on Bedroom Suck Records, who have a whole heap of artists that play noise rock, and lo-fi expertly . I would recommend getting the album on vinyl, because they’re such a vinyl band, in the same way Pink Floyd or The Beatles are a vinyl band. Bitch Prefect’s sunny, simple lo-fi is absolutely stunning, and amateur in the best sense of the word, in that it hasn’t been diluted by experience or progress at all. It’s just three friends, making music, without any kind of outside pressure.
‘Marilyn Monroe’ video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXBGK3cU90I