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BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC RECOMMENDS – ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2015
“How soulful is this!” Elton John
“It is epic, epic… The next level” Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 6 Music
“The Milk aren’t just retro-leaning upstarts recreating the music of their iconic influences; instead, they sound like a band that’s just finding their groove” The Line Of Best Fit
“An atmospheric return” Clash Music
“Between the latest incarnation of Arctic Monkeys and a soulful Paolo Nutini” Gigwise
“45 fantastic minutes without a single mediocre song “Favourite Worry” is already a classic.” hhv-mag.com
In November 2014, The Milk joined forces with underground-soul label Wah Wah 45s to tease the first taste of their matured new sound. Having spent months developing a classic-soul sensibility with production don and “The Bees” mastermind Paul Butler, the band released 100, one-sided white label 7″s of ‘Deliver Me’. They sold out in just a few hours.
That Christmas, as the band returned to Butler’s medieval-barn studio on the Isle of Wight to complete the recording of ‘Favourite Worry’, interest was quickly growing. Though there were nerves all round about how people would react to their deviation from the pop sensibilities of debut album ‘Tales From The Thames Delta’, band and label remained faithful that this important collection of songs would be recognized as something truly special.
The music drew strong influences from the likes of Bobby Womack, Isaac Hayes, Bill Withers and the Isley Brothers (you can hear an incredible likeness to Ron Isley in lead singer Rick Nunn’s vocals). But more than that, the songwriting was, without doubt, a match for so much of that classic era’s legendary output.
By the following Christmas, Favourite Worry had been named one of the BBC Radio 6Music albums of the year, nominated by Fun Lovin’ Criminal Huey Morgan. The band had sold out shows at The Dome, Oslo and Scala in London and completed a packed UK tour.
Since then The Milk have gone on to play festivals including Love Supreme and The Funk & Soul Weekender and sold out London’s Union Chapel with an exceptional orchestral performance, captured in all it’s glory on The Milk Live At The Union Chapel.
To complete this incredible journey for the four-strong soul band from Essex Wah Wah 45s are now releasing the deluxe edition of the album. The package include two previously unreleased tracks from the original recording session, ‘I Heard A Shot’ and ‘My Son The Killer’. These sit alongside b-sides and remixes including Kicking The Smoke, the hugely popular Tall Black Guy Remix of ‘Trouble Gonna Bring Me Down and the brand new remix of Deliver Me by Baby Prince.
With these never before heard new tracks to satisfy the die-hard fans, who have followed from the beginning, this new album should also offer more than a little enticement to those who have yet to discover the magic of the band.
Honesty Of Soul
Sometimes it takes a few bumps to find the right direction; often it involves experience, guts and self-belief to trust yourself and venture from one to find another. The Milk are a band that believe with utter conviction that they’ve now found their way.
“There’s a lot to love about The Milk. Pretty much family they’ve been together so long, all have a focused passion on making the band work. They’re equal in what each bring to the team, they practice more than any band I’ve met. They know what they want now, which is source of the real magic. That quality in bands is becoming rarer, but they’ve got it now.”
– Paul Butler (Producer)
“Well impressed! Wanderlust is excellent!” Simon Hodge, Producer, The Craig Charles Funk And Soul Show, BBC 6Music – United Kingdom
“Album of the year!” Pete Steel – Brum Radio – United Kingdom
“I’ve been waiting for this. Absolutely fantastic.” Nick Armitage – 22Tracks – United Kingdom
“Outrageously brilliant” Sam Allen – Stellar Inflight Radio – Australia
“Amazing piece of work. I knew it was going to be good from the tracks that have been coming out. but this is almost perfect wow! wow!. take a bow” Andrew Sharp – Stomp Radio – United Kingdom
“Awesome!” Francesco Adinolfi – Radio2 Rai, Manifesto Newspaper – Italy
“Absolutely OUTSTANDING” Ben Mynott – Chill Radio – United Kingdom
“Quality album. Love it.” Aly Gillani / DJ Gilla – First Word Records – United Kingdom
“Love the retro sound to this. Tracks like ‘Darling What’s Wrong’, ‘Deliver Me’, ‘Trouble Bring Me Down’ remind me of Muscle Shoals. Tasteful Southern Soul. Yes full support no problem. LOVE-BIG TIME.” Dr Bob Jones – www.mi-soul.com – United Kingdom
“Finally it’s here, one of the highlite albums of the year” Robert Lochmann aka DJ Jazzmadass – Radio X, Frankfurt – Germany
“Really Stunning! No bands can do something like this, these times we live! 5 Stars!” Christos Exarchopoulos – musica-re // black radio berlin // up’n’loud radio // Republic 100.3 Radio – Germany
“Love it! Great album!” Rustam Ospanoff – Radio Kazakhstan
“So excited to finally get my hands on this and it doesn’t disappoint. Love the work of Paul Butler who seems to have channeled every ounce of soul out of the band.” Tom Headfunk – Headfunk.info, Mondomix and Vectis Radio – United Kingdom
“Ace! Great talented voice performing excellent songs. “Don`t Give Up The Night” is a real stormer and one of my favorite songs in 2105. Will get more than one spin!” Oliver Korthals – Mojo Club / >Out of spectrum< @ www.byte.fm / >Freeform – The Mojo Radio Show< @ NDR FM 90.3 – Germany
“Like a fairy Godmother, that arrives perfectly, Definitely 1 or 2 tracks going out on Thursday evening.” Dan Wesker – Detektor FM – Germany
“Love the soulful turn that The Milk have taken with their sophomore release. There’s a definite maturity in the songwriting that shines through, and while it’s a little less raw than the first, it still packs a decent punch.” Luke MW – Wax & Stamp – United Kingdom
“Exciting release” Nicolas Ragonneau – Paris DJs – France
“Have been looking forward to this forever! Have been hammering all the releases on radio and at gigs. Unique sound that oozes passion and pain. Beautiful. Deliver me still my favourite.. well for this week anyway! Need this on vinyl.” David Kerslake ( Dj expression ) – Whats hot radio – United Kingdom
“Big album! Superb travel into Soul vibes.” Azaxx – Tru Thoughts – France
“Classic and modern soul from the boys in The Milk, a great album I’ve been looking forward to hearing for a while.” Nick Rayman – Barricade Radio – United Kingdom
“Lovely…definitely a multi-format album…everyone should be playing this!” David Bassin – FreeFall/KUSF – United States
“In the top 5% of what i’ve heard this year. i’ve already played a few of these as singles and loved them. looking forward to playing “wanderlust” “Loneliness Has Eyes” and more!” Jon Oliver – http://www.eastvillageradio.com + http://www.themainingredientradio.com – United States
“Cool retro album” Josef Sedlon – Radio 1 Prague – Czech Republic
“Really diggin the soulful sounds coming from The Milk! Looking forward to getting deep into this record and playing some tracks on the show.” Frank Foreal – The Expedition – Dash Radio dashradio.com – United States
“Fantastic. This is real quality in age of music pap. Big up Wah Wah” Russ Jones – Hackney Globe Trotter/ Soas Radio – United Kingdom
“A fantastic album, really impressive!” Sven Thomschke – ‘Dr.Best’ Radio Z 95.8 Nuernberg – Germany
“Killer” Savvas Chantzaridis – DJ Radio Producer – Greece
“Blown away by this second album by ‘The Milk’ such a broad selection of tracks from the band, loving the hit single ‘Don’t Give Up the Night’ and ‘Deliver Me’ but will be pushing all tracks on my show!!” Alan O’ Malley – Shoreditch Radio – United Kingdom
“The influences are clear … music for music lovers by music lovers” Dj Toon – Eastside Radio – Australia
“Wonderful JUST wonderful, quality shines brightest” Paul ‘ABBO’Abbott – www.stompradio.com United Kingdom
Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 6 Music
Cerys Matthews, BBC6 Music
Kevin Beadle, Solar Radio
Andy Sharp, No Pressure Radio
Nigel Williams, Jazz FM
Paul Sexton, BBC Radio 2
Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 6 Music
Dr. Best, Radio z, 95.8 – Germany
Andreas Müller, Radio Eins RBB – Germany
Deutschlandfunk Radio – Germany
Campus Radio Paderborn – Germany
Stefan Wagner, Radio z, Musikverein – Germany
Dan Wesker, Detektor FM, Germany
Amazing Radio, United Kingdom
Frank Foreal, Expedition, Dash Radio – United States
Frank McWeeny, French Toast Radio