Melbourne three-piece Loose Tooth release new single ‘You Say’ from their debut album Keep Up to be released on August 3rd via Milk! Records / Remote Control Records.
Loose Tooth are the latest exponents of Milk! Records – the label founded and run by Jen Cloher and Courtney Barnett. With Keep Up, the Melbourne three-piece have inked their impeccable ear for a hook on a fresh sonic palate; the howling guitars of their first EP Saturn Returns peeled back to foreground the striking to and fro of the band’s distinctive vocalists. That’s three for three – Etta Curry (drums, vocals), Luc Dawson (bass, vocals, guitar, keys), and Nellie Jackson (guitar, vocals) – long time friends with a democratic approach to both songwriting and influences. Raised on the holy trinity of soul, country and Eddy Current, their debut LP is a living reminder that the B-52’s used to be a punk band and the light hasn’t gone out on the storied shores of St Kilda.
The trio has also created a DIY lyric video to accompany the latest single. Guitarist, Nellie comments, “this was the first song that was written for Keep Up. An off-shoot from some of the heart break themes in Saturn Returns. Etta couldn’t help but pack one last punch to proverbial love rat that frequented our previous record!”
Recorded at Head Gap studios in Preston alongside Finn Keane, mixed by Anna Laverty and mastered by Mikey Young, Keep Up sees Loose Tooth open its doors to more textural hues without skimping on the pulp. Teaming garage rock thrills with sublime harmonies caught in the crossfire, Loose Tooth’s Keep Up is a self-assured addition to the Melbourne punk canon that could only result from the band’s unique chemistry; raw lived-in pop courtesy of countless nights shared at the precipice of a barstool.
Fresh from supporting Courtney Barnett on her recent UK/EU dates, Loose Tooth will launch their debut album at Howler on Saturday 25th August. On the eve of their album release the band will also play an in-store at Melbourne’s Poison City Records. Full tour info + tickets below.
Pre-order Loose Tooth – Keep Up via https://loosetooth.lnk.to/Buy