The Loose Salute - 'Getting Over Being Under' album [Video]

The Loose Salute

The Loose Salute second album produced by Pritpal Soor (Anna Calvi)

'Getting Over Being Under' out January 23rd 2012 (Big Potato Records)

The Loose Salute are back with an album of splendid, rueful charm - a triumph of heart and soul. The music is still wearing its surf-pop heart on its sleeve but it's bruised, tougher, wiser.

The first single "It's A Beautiful Thing" was released earlier this year and radio highlights included:

BBC 6 Music - regular plays - Chris Hawkins and Gideon Coe
BBC Radio 2 - plays and live session with Dermot O'Leary
Absolute Radio - Single Of The Week - Geoff Lloyd

One aspect of 'Getting Over Being Under' is about celebrating much loved influences, West Coast, Beach Boys, Nashville, they're all there, but the other is from a wider spectrum of musical influence - authentic Delta Boogie in "Sister Corita", an almost Bolan-esque stomp in "Run Out Of Morning" and a folky Fairport shuffle in "Perhaps She'll Fly".

All boast the detailed, original stamp of McCutcheon's eclectic arrangements. Pedal steel is joined by south of the border trumpets together with the charm of a Germanic chamber ensemble string section, all lending the album a warm, sumptuous production, while never straying into the saccharine.

These are songs of experience. McCutcheon's affectionately wry take on regret and consolation litter his lyrics An open-heartedness, but one that's cut with the clear-eyed acquaintance for life's dead ends.

At the album's heart is a clutch of outstanding ballads. Bitter-sweet snapshots, deceptively sharp glimpses into tense affairs, hotel room mutiny and morning-after regret even managing some Nashville swing - tied up to a wry tale of mutual S&M maneouvering (surely a first!).

The Loose Salute - It's A Beautiful Thing video:


1. It's A Beautiful Thing
2. Run Out Of Morning
3. Hermosa
4. Perhaps She'll Fly
5. Happy I Don't Count
6. This Is Love
7. Sister Corita
8. The Three Of Us
9. So Out Of Time
10. That's What You Said
11. The Curse Of Caring

Produced by Pritpal Soor (Anna Calvi). Engineered by Pritpal Soor & John Cornfield (Stone Roses, Supergrass, Muse, Oasis, Ride, Robert Plant, Athlete).

Recorded in various places, but mostly in a barn and a disused chicken shed in Cornwall.

Ian McCutcheon, Vocals, Drums & Perc, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica (Slowdive, Mojave3, Danny & The Champs)
Lisa Billson, Vocals (Orbital collaboration)
Charlotte King, Vocals, Harmonica (Mancub Babywoman)
Alan Forrester, Hammond Organ, Piano, Bass Guitar (Mojave 3)
Robert Jesse, Electric & Aoustic Guitar, Vocals (Mancub Babywoman)
Alden Evans, Electirc, Acoustic Guitar, Lap Steel (Wire Daises)

2004 Suck It Up Buttercup (EP) Best Before Records UK
2007 Tuned To Love (LP) Graveface Records USA
2008 Tuned To Love (LP) Heavenly/EMI Records UK
2008 Why'd We Fight? (Digi Single) Heavenly/EMI Records UK
2011 Getting Over Being Under (LP) Graveface Records USA
2011 It's A Beautiful Thing (Digi Single) Big Potato Records UK

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