Loose Fit have ever been producers of the most kinetic percussive tracks that have a restless and visceral energy about them. Borne on a punchy and melodic bass spine and containing an angular jagged edge that recalls Talking Heads or early Models or Hunters and Collectors, their new single ‘Exhale’ exemplifies their unique post punk style: something that is danceable and slightly wild and unhinged in the most delightful way.
Singer/saxophone player Anna Langdon’s melodic vocals are slightly dissociated and distant as she repeats caution to the wind and wind up with nothing while the guitar spits forth visceral and raw cuts over the pounding bass and drums. Longing, yearning and eminently stylistic music at its best.
According to the band, the song is about:
…the tension between letting go, facing deeply into desire, into passion, and trying to maintain steadiness in the process – it’s about the inner struggle…
The accompanying video, directed by Rhett Hammerton, gives a nod to the terrifying cult seventies Australian film called Wake In Fright, capturing the tone of the song: anxious, slightly unsettling and nervy:
Exhilarating and vital music. ‘Exhale’ is out through UK’s FatCat Records and available to stream and download though the link below:
Loose Fit are:
Guitar – Max Edgar
Drums – Kaylene Milner
Bass – Richard Martin
Vocals – Anna Langdon
Congas – Jonathan Boulet
An all round creative force, Milner is also behind cult knitwear brand WAH-WAH Australia with items worn by Noel Fielding, Courtney Barnett, and even Kim Gordon.