Soulful Roots With Honest, Classic Songwriting
As four life-long friends who went from forming their first band in an Essex school to playing countless working mens’ clubs and finally becoming The Milk, their story has been something of a dream come true. The band have sold out the Shepherd’s Bush Empire and played the top tier of British festivals including Glastonbury, iTunes and V Fest, garnering much radio support from DJs as diverse as Zane Lowe to Huey Morgan along the way.
The Milk’s much anticipated sophomore album will be released by Wah Wah 45s in the autumn of 2015. Whereas their first offering, Tales From The Thames Delta, produced by The Nextmen’s Brad Balloo, drew on a myriad of eclectic influences, their second long-player will see the band examine their soulful roots with honest, classic song-writing heavily influenced by 70’s Isley Brothers, Bill Withers and more.
To help achieve this, the boys have hooked up with sought after producer, and long time fan of The Milk, Paul Butler. Since his work on Michael Kiwanuka’s Mercury Music Prize nominated debut, the erstwhile front man for The Bees has been in huge demand, and it says something of Paul’s high regard for the band that he’s taken the project on.
The first single from the album will be released in June 2015.
The Milk’s brand new live show illustrates their love for classic 70s soul music. With or without their horn section, this four-piece nails the sound of that era, albeit updated with their own new, stunning, original songs performed by the incredible voice that is lead singer Ricky Nunn. There are always a few of their old hits in the mix of course, but it’s the classy 2015 sound of The Milk that will have jaws dropping at festivals and venues across the country this year.