Everybody’s gotta have a specialty, and Connecticut four-piece NightBitch take exploitation-worship to the level of artistry. Their new, self-titled EP is out now via The Ajna Offensive/Doomentia Records, and as all their work has to date, it revels in classic heavy metal. And lady-parts. You get a lot of both, and if the moniker didn’t already tell you, NightBitch aren’t really shooting for subtlety. Even so, the organ horrors and infectious riffing of “Caged Heat” stand out even without the copious ’70s boobage in the video, which pulls clips from the 1971 movie, Women in Cages, and the song is almost troublingly catchy.
But sleaze is NightBitch‘s business, and business is good. From what I hear, the vinyl version of the EP is moving quick and they’re heading out later this summer alongside Maine thrashers Hessian for a weekender on the East Coast after playing their release show this Friday at Cherry St. Station in Wallingford, CT, and making an appearance earlier in August at the Death to False Metal fest alongside Valkyrie and fellow Connecticut natives Bedroom Rehab Corporation, among many others. They’re maybe not the first to revel the territory they do, but they certainly seem to enjoy it.
If you’re at work, I’m just going to say flat out that you probably shouldn’t watch this. I don’t care if you have your own cubicle, office or building, or if you’re nursing a crush on Pam Grier as all-consuming as that which is clearly driving NightBitch to pay such homage. Wait till you get home. Beyond that and any political issue one might take with the band, I’ll just say “enjoy” and let this one speak for itself.
Live dates follow the video:
NightBitch, “Caged Heat”
From the NightBitch 10″ EP out now on The Ajna Offensive/Doomentia Records.
Nightbitch live dates:
06/05 Cherry St. Station, Wallingford, CT (Record Release)
06/28 Cafe Nine, New Haven, CT (free matinee)
08/14 The Outer Space Ballroom, Hamden, CT, Death to False Metal Fest
08/21 Lucky 13, Brooklyn, NY W/ Python (ex-Villains)
08/27 Sidebar, Baltimore MD W/ Hessian
08/28 TBA Richmond, VA W/ Hessian
08/29 Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA W/ Hessian