Audio Mixers: Pablo Giadach; Iván Díaz Mathé.
Recording information: Demolition Sounds Studios, BS.As, Argetina.
Las Kellies' 2016 album, Friends & Lovers, is their first without original member Betty holding down bass duties. The remaining Kellies, drummer Silvina Costa and guitarist Cecilia Kelly, decided to chuck out almost all the funk and dub influences of 2013's Total Exposure in favor of a stripped-down, straight-ahead garage punk attack. Only a few tracks have any of the loopy reverb-heavy dub ("Sundays") and rubbery beats ("Sugar Beat") that made Total Exposure such a delight. The rest of the album is made up of tracks that are punk peppy and beat-driven ("I'm on Fire"), a couple that have a little bit of Delta 5 kick to them ("Celebrate Life"), and some that get pretty distorted and almost grungy ("I Don't Care"). ~ Tim Sendra