Needle Drop: The Calm Fiasco, “Lose Control”

Last month I authored an Artist of the Week feature on Glasgow band The Calm Fiasco, and since then they’ve gone and released their second single, “Lose Control.” I thought I better go check it out.

I hate to say I told you so, but it’s another great tune. The band have built on the more accessible “She Said” to produce a grittier, more aggressive track which relies on a driving drum beat and echoed by the rhythm of the guitars. Del Morin’s vocals snarl and snap, as he urges himself to put the low of a breakup behind him by going out and losing control.

While the musical backing and the lyrics take inspiration from the grittier end of the indie spectrum, there’s something of a much more classic blues feel to the way the verse’s vocals are delivered as if they’ve been lifted from a classic John Lee Hooker song. It’s an interesting combination which again demonstrates The Calm Fiasco aren’t just going through the motions.

Despite its move away from the more radio-friendly “She Said,” “Lose Control” retains that indie-floorfiller vibe. Danceable and singable from start to finish, it gets its point across in just over three minutes, no messing about, straight to the finish. Keep it coming boys.

“Lose Control” is out 22nd April 2016 via Chewy Records.

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