Los Chinches – Senorita, Can You Tell




It’s not often that you get a psych rock band from this country that have taken more of an influence from Southern American grooves then the standard Jimi Hendrix tribute acts.  I guess you could say that Los Chinches recreate the sonic feeling of being lost in a jungle, taking the heavily percussive feel from the Latin sound scape and throwing into the mix with 60’s washboard sounding Surf guitars.

What they create is the sort of thing you would expect to hear on a Tarantino soundtrack or on one of Andy Votels compilation mixes, it just feels so much like a fiesta. there arent many bands in the UK that play this kind of mixed up world music, added by the fact that they sing in a mixture of English and Spanish.

To me Los Chinches bring back memories of listening to the Andy Kershaw show on radio 1, like a one world show. Where he would play records from all around the world most would probably come from South Africa but then again he would always dig up some rare 70’s records from the Peruvian forests. This is exactly what Los Chinches successfully recreate without sounding overtly cheesy especially seeing as they formed in London.

Their debut album Fongo is out in April and the band are currently on tour, catch them if you can!.

About bigjeffbristol

I am someone from Bristol in England who is deeply obsessed with live music! its pretty much like an OCD styled obsession that means pretty much every night I am out. I like being down the fron for shows, because then I can feel the music pulsing through me and I am not going to lie to you, I like to dance a lot. Which can make me at times incredibly annoying because of being 6ft4 tall with blonde curly locks so I am the Thoroughly Annoying Blonde!. and I like to preach my geeky musical inertia to people!
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1 Response to Los Chinches – Senorita, Can You Tell

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