A new Milk! Records compilation Milk On Milk which sees the Melbourne label’s artists covering each other will be released on November 15, 2019.
The lead track which is Courtney Barnett’s cover of Loose Tooth ‘Keep On’ is available now.
Following previous Milk! compilations A Pair Of Pears and Good For You, most of Milk On Milk was recorded by producer & Milk! friend Anna Laverty at Audrey Studios just around the corner from Milk! HQ in Coburg, Melbourne.
Courtney Barnett says of her contribution “We took Loose Tooth on tour around Europe in Mid-2018 and every night I sat in my hotel room teaching myself how to play Keep On. This was before their album had come out but the song already felt like an old classic to me. I sat in bed with my guitar every night n I had to slow the song down and pull it apart a little bit n in that process it gained a certain weight where I heard the words differently. The chorus became a mantra and shook me up a bit. Loose Tooth have this incredible talent for churning out the sweetest pop songs with these biting lyrics, all whilst maintaining this charming n disarming onstage banter n crowd surfing to the bar for a beer mid-song. The lyrics to this song are particularly powerful n nostalgic to me. The band performing with me is Jen Sholakis on Drums, Dave Mudie on Bass n Me on Guitar. I didn’t let them rehearse cos I knew they’re too good and they’d work better n looser under the pressure. We recorded it in a few hours with everyone on vocals at the end plus a little added angel, Anika AKA Hachiku.”
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