Sunday, October 28, 2012

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-The Loose Salute

Artist:The Loose Salute
Song:Turn The Radio Up
Album:Tuned To Love

When I first heard The Loose Salute, I thought they must be from California. And when I saw the video with all the beach scenes and surfboards, I was sure of it. It turns out they are British but there is a clear affection for country rock of the late 60s. The Loose Salute is led by drummer and songwriter Ian McCutcheon. He was a member of Slowdrive and then Mojave 3. When Mojave 3 went on hiatus in 2005, he formed The Loose Salute. The band name was a 1970 country album by former Monkee Michael Nesmith. The other key figure is lead singer Lisa Billson. Her previous experience was singing in London clubs. The other members are Charlotte King on percussion and backup vocals and Alan Forrester on bass. They released an EP in 2004 and then signed with EMI distributed Heavenly Records in England and Savannah, GA indie label Graveface Records. Tuned To Love was their 2007 debut CD and they released Getting Over Being Under June 2011. Anyone who enjoys music influenced by the 60s West Coast sound should check out The Loose Salute. And Billson is a really good singer. Mojave 3 reformed last year. They have played some gigs and are planning to record new music. I don't know how this will affect The Loose Salute. Unlike Mojave 3, McCutcheon writes most of the Loose Salute songs so he may want to continue the band. Here's the video for Turn The Radio Up by The Loose Salute.

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