‘I Am Kate Moss’ is the newest addition to DITZ’s discography. It is a precursor to their debut album ‘The Great Regression’, which is due to be released via Alcopop! Records on March 4th.
‘I Am Kate Moss’ has surfaced to give us a window into the world of ‘The Great Regression’. The track was said by DITZ’s vocalist Cal Francis, to be commenting on: “the separation between your visual and personal identities, particularly within the context of masculinity and femininity”. Beginning with the harrowing delivery of the refrain, “I’ve got a striking figure”, the anger-inducing anthem is reportedly influenced by bands such as Unwound and Suuns. Inspired especially by their tendency to create “huge anticipation and atmosphere in their music”.
The track succumbs to intermittent bursts as it repeatedly rises to a crescendo and then plummets comfortably back into a haunting lull. This falling in and out of calm and chaos manipulates the nerves, as you are unwillingly dragged around by these controlled explosions. “Abrasive but accessible” are the words attached to this record, and they fit well.
‘The Great Regression’ is a ten-track album that arrives after the lengthy hiatus forced upon the band during covid lockdowns. This time, however, reportedly giving them space to fine-tune their sound, which is admittedly something not many bands get to do prior to releasing their first record.