Loose Fit – Social Graces
Words by Oscar Byrne
Sydney post-punk outfit Loose Fit have released their debut album ‘Social Graces’. The release is an emotionally charged journey of 11 tracks that lyrically tackles the intimate struggles of human life and the anxieties that spawn from re emerging into a new social world after pandemic forced lockdowns.
“I think the album is a truthful document of a weird time. Covid-era has sucked (of course), but did give us time to explore new sounds and ways of working. It was a shit time to be a band, but it was great to have a vessel to channel all our anxieties and pent-up energy into. I think the album has all that fucked-up 2020/2021 energy in it.” Bassist Richard Martin
Lead singer Kaylene Milner’s crooning vocals on the album linger above an ambient bed of pulsing bass lines and spaced out guitar riffs that are infused with large doses of gorgeous reverb. The heavy rhythm section that many of the tracks carry echo the sound of modern British post bands like Dry Cleaning and Squid, while still maintaining an authentically Australian post-punk sound on the album.
Out now on vinyl and digital via Fatcat Records