Melbourne three-piece Loose Tooth announce their debut album Keep Up to be released on August 3rd via Milk! Records / Marathon Artists.
Loose Tooth are the latest exponents of Milk! Records – the DIY Aussie 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.
In addition, today Loose Tooth share the album opener Keep On – where Curry and Jackson's spry chorus of "you will not be happy because you don't know what you want" is played out in sharp relief to the listless characterisations of Dawson. The track is accompanied by a fantastic Danny Cohen directed video that see’s the three-piece take their anthemic single across the land, sea, and the air in every way imaginable.
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. They’re currently supporting label boss Courtney Barnett on her tour in UK / EU - Keep Up sees the band in well stead to take their cult live show to a world stage. 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.