Fitted is a new project from Wire members Graham Lewis and Matthew Simms, with Mike Watt (Minutemen, Stooges, fIREHOSE) and drummer Bob Lee (Fearless Leader, The Freeks).
They will release their debut LP, First Fits on November 8th via ORG Music and today they’ve shared a new track “The Legend of Lydmar Lucia“.
Listen to the new track below.
“The vocal was recorded in one shot at Sean Douglas’ studio in Seven Sisters” Graham Lewis explains. “Funnily enough I wrote this ‘report’ about 25 years previous, the day after an extraordinary 24 hour art event at the Lydmar Hotel in Stockholm to celebrate the Festival of Santa Lucia. There were 40 International artists, representing the disciplines of literature, sculpture, performance, a wide range of music and photography. It was a non-stop unprogrammed ticketless delight, including sumo snow wrestling, the dance of the Seven Veils with a vacuum cleaner, a glitch strewn Gilbert stitch up of Victor Sylvester, Mika Vanio beamed as a loon as he dropped a DUB set, Chris Watson conjured hyena’s devouring zebra in the restaurant… you get the idea? An artist who was unable to attend was Jim O’Rourke, hence the name check “Is Jim coming? No….”
“Before FITTED’s only practice I’d suggested Dome’s “Jasz” as a jump off point to Mike and Bob, they cooked a groove, I voiced it, Matthew built a world and I threw in some punctuation and galactic time shift. It’s a fave of mine, it flew together.”
Guitarist Matthew Simms adds: “Lydmar is one of my favourites from the record, the mood, the textures in the mix and the effortless way it came together all playing some combined influence. This was started in our as yet only practice and performed at our as yet only gig the next day but underwent severe transformation when Graham added his words, recorded in one / first take (we tried for another, wasn’t as good, of course!)”
First Fits artwork and track list:
1. Plug The Jug
2. Training Pit Bulls For The Navy
3. The Legend of Lydmar Lucia
4. Magically Blessed
5. The Chunk That Got Chewed
6. The First Fit
First Fits arrives in November 8th via ORG Music.