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Loose Fit return with new single 'Exhale' via FatCat Records

Watch the Wake In Fright inspired video HERE

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Previous support for Loose Fit:

“...full of swaggering post-punk anthems, the band themselves describe it as a “moody critique of the absurd”, juxtaposing emotional subject matter with off-the-wall imagery.” - DIY

“This is sludgy, disarming and impossible to fully grasp hold of, it sweats straight through before anyone’s even had the chance to re-emerge above the surface.” - So Young

“The track's staunch rhythm is layered with an infectious groove that truly shows off the band’s creative flair.” - The Line Of Best Fit

“Loose Fit make taut post-punk punctuated by melodic, flinty bass and Anna Langdon's attitude-heavy vocals.” - Brooklyn Vegan

After signing to FatCat Records and releasing their debut EP last year, Australia’s Loose Fit return with new single ‘Exhale’.

With their trademark infectious bass and Le Tigre style vocals, ‘Exhale’ is an emotional journey through the inner struggle. It comes with a video that references cult 70s Aus film Wake In Fright, and was shot on Arrernte Country in the Central Australian desert, whilst the rest of the band were in lockdown in Sydney.

Watch the video for ‘Exhale’ HERE.

On the single, singer Anna said, "Exhale has a sense of momentum musically which is perfect for the theme of being dragged or pulled or drifting away from something and towards something else. I think the song communicates a tension between letting go, falling deeply into desire, into passion, and trying to maintain steadiness in the process. I think it's about an inner struggle for sure."

Made up of Kaylene Milner, Anna Langdon, Max Edgar, and Richard Martin, Kaylene and Anna met in fashion school and instantly bonded through their love of experimental music. After toying with low-fi bedroom recordings, the pair recruited Max Edgar on guitar and Richard Martin on bass and started making some actual noise. With Kaylene behind the kit and Anna on sax and vocal duties, Loose Fit's unique and focussed sound began to take shape. Kaylene is also behind cult knitwear brand WAH-WAH Australia with items worn by Noel Fielding, Courtney Barnett, and even Kim Gordon.

The band's rhythm-heavy sound contains echoes of UK post-punk titans such as Public Image Ltd, Maximum Joy and A Certain Ratio. They're also fans of the US No Wave scene, especially the paint-stripper guitar of James Chance and the pop exuberance of Bush Tetras. Other pop/art heroes are Talking Heads and the B-52's, while contemporary inspirations include range from the dubbed out explorations of Anika and Exploded View to the rhythmic minimalism of The Native Cats and Sleaford Mods.. Closer to home Loose Fit are enthusiastic devotees of their local music scene, gladly sharing stages with favourites like Exek, Tropical Fuck Storm, Party Dozen, Pinch Points, and Negative Gears.

They take cues from some of the more adventurous groups from the 70s/80s post-punk and No Wave scenes that eschewed the blueprint and started looking to funk, dub and elsewhere for inspiration. On top of these foundational grooves lay guitar lines that alternate between scratchy and screechy, punctuated by Anna's catchy vocal hooks and intermittent sax skronk.

‘Exhale’ single artwork