Californian trio L.A. Witch may have been making music together for four years, but it’s only now they’re getting ready for the release of their first full-length album.

The eponymously-titled L.A. Witch, due for release on 8th Sept, is a nine-track release that spans garage rock, dream pop, psych and indie, the result of a sound refined through several years being almost constantly on the road. The band will be back touring the UK later this month, playing Moth Club on 20th September.

We caught up with Sade (vocals) and Irita (bass) to get to know the band a little better ahead of the release.


Three words to describe our music…
SADE: dark, distorted and fuzzy
IRITA: Dark, heavy, fuzzy

Favourite ever film…
SADE: That’s tough. Maybe T2.
IRITA: Wild at Heart

The most famous person I’ve met…
SADE: Ronnie Wood. Haha.
IRITA: Patrick Swayze

The best venue I’ve played…
SADE: I don’t remember
IRITA: Kantine am Berghain in Berlin

The song I can’t listen to…
SADE: My Girl. Great song. But I don’t know how many more times I can [listen to it].
IRITA: Cher – ‘Life After Love’

The worst job I’ve ever had…
SADE: every job
IRITA: Engraving wedding rings at Things Remembered

My favourite meal to cook…
SADE: Fig and walnut roasted brussel sprouts. Goat cheese and prosciutto on there is a plus.
IRITA: Spaghetti Puttanesca

If I was in a tribute band it would be…
SADE: Maybe 13th Floor Elevators or Pink Floyd
IRITA: Roxanne, a tribute to The Police

My favourite word…
SADE: cool
IRITA: Nihilism

If I had a superpower I’d want it to be…
SADE: telepathy or telekinesis
IRITA: Telekinesis so loading would be easier

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
SADE: Japan! Tip of Mount Fuji!
IRITA: Live at Pompeii

I think you should listen to…
SADE: Institute
IRITA: Magazine

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
SADE: Hendrix or Nirvana
IRITA: Black Sabbath in the 70’s

L.A. Witch play Moth Club on 20th September.