On this exceptionally hot and sticky bank holiday Sunday, The Shacklewell Arms (where else?!) hosts Frankie And The Witch Fingers, from LA, who are on the second week of a four week European tour.
You might think it’s going to be some good psych/garage music but when singer/guitarist Dylan Sizemore plays his first note, an electric ferocity takes over him and he completely lets loose in a way that makes you think he was made for this.
After seeing half of this band’s other bad, Triptides, last year, I discovered FATW, an altogether lower-fi, scuzzier affair. Amazingly. my camera didn’t totally fog up and I used a long exposure speedlight to capture the frenetic energy onstage. This allows me freeze the action and show a bit of action and after the shot.
London has had their chance to see this band but many dates in Europe await. Their new album, Brain Telephone, on Permanent Records is a lovely 60’s blend of trippy sounds that transports you to a swirly, analogue era. But in the meantime see them live if you can!
Photography by Rachel Lipsitz of Frankie & The Witch Fingers at Shacklewell Arms, London on Sunday 27th May 2018