Band, Los Angeles
Often clad in all black, L.A. Witch is a three-piece garage band based in sunny Los Angeles. Ellie, Irita and Sade are the trio behind this all-girl band, which mixes lo-fi sounds with psychedelic influences. When they’re not on the road, they run an Etsy store filled with one-of-a-kind vintage clothing.
Your idea of happiness?
ELLIE: Staying busy, active and inspired. Having good people around.
IRITA: Being able to play music and travel for a living.
SADE: The freedom to create. Traveling.
Your idea of misery?
ELLIE: Not being able to support myself by doing the things I want.
IRITA: Being trapped in a small town with nothing to do.
SADE: The loss of all senses.
If not yourself, who would you be?
ELLIE: Alaska Thunderfuck.
SADE: No one.
ELLIE: My parents and sister.
IRITA: My mom and dad.
SADE: Mom and dad.
What is your present state of mind?
IRITA: Hungry. Craving an In-N-Out grilled cheese.
Bedside table books?
ELLIE: I have a book next to my bed right now called What's Your Poo Telling You? And also a few James Baldwin books.
IRITA: I've got Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, #GIRLBOSS, and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
SADE: Books with lots of pictures. Horror Cinema, Traditional Japanese Homes, Nina Antonia's In Cold Blood, an astrology guide and James Turrell.
What do you do if you can’t sleep at night?
ELLIE: Watch Netflix.
IRITA: Get baked.
SADE: Play guitar, surf the web or project a scary movie on my ceiling.
Do you collect?
IRITA: Records, cool pieces of clothing, snow globes.
SADE: Records, pins, and sunglasses.
What is the strangest thing you believed in as a child?
ELLIE: I thought I could marry my dog.
IRITA: That a vampire lived in my closet.
SADE: I had an alter ego who was a black cat named Henry.
What are your plans for this weekend?
ELLIE: Helping my roommate sew clothes for her fashion show at Dripped. And also selling clothes for our shop with Irita.
IRITA: I'm setting up a pop-up for our Etsy shop Kill My Baby Tonight at the Moon Block Party.
SADE: Recording, going to Moon Block Party and working.
IRITA: "Breathe the Fire," by The Soft Moon.
SADE: "HA," by HTRK
Right or left-handed?
SADE: I write with my left, play guitar with my right.
What is the best dish you can cook?
ELLIE: Haha yeah I like making pizza but I love making bean soup.
IRITA: Chinese chicken salad. Ellie makes the best pizza.
SADE: Anything that involves eggs.
What is your middle name?
SADE: Don't have one.
What do you do in your free time?
ELLIE: Sewing, getting crafty and making stuff. I love jamming too.
IRITA: Making flyers, buying stuff for our Etsy store, playing drums.
SADE: Record hunting, arcade games, bowling, scary movies, playing guitar.