Thursday 7 June 2018

New Music: Loose Tooth - Keep On

Melbourne’s Loose Tooth has been around for a while now – the band's earliest work on Bandcamp dates back to 2015 – but it’s with new release Keep On that they make their first appearance on Breaking More Waves. Here Etta Curry, Luc Dawson, and Nellie Jackson throw in the throwaway hooks to catch your ears and glue it all together with a bouncy and bumpy back to basics indie pop sound of bass, guitar and drums. It sounds as if it should be fronting a remake of 1970’s TV classic The Banana Splits or every one of your summer singalongs in the car as you drive down to the beach.

The video is also a lot of fun, finding the band taking a ride on pretty much every sort of unusual transport imaginable (sadly I don’t see a hovercraft in there, but apart from that they tick a lot of boxes), following in the footsteps of the Super Furry Animals with a tank and having their own kind of Duran Duran Rio moment on a boat. My favourite part though is towards the end when they’re in a small plane – you can just tell that they were really enjoying the moment, just as I really enjoy this song. Keep On is taking from a forthcoming album of the same name which is released August 3rd.

Loose Tooth - Keep On (Video)

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