Sometimes it takes a few bumps to find the right direction; often it involves experience, guts and self-belief to trust oneself and venture from one to find another. The Milk are a band that believe with utter conviction that they’ve now found their way. Last year’s album ‘Favourite Worry’ saw the band’s swaggering rock ‘n’ soul sound forged with a love of Bill Withers, Isaac Hayes and the Isley Brothers and a rare honesty.
Having supported the release with a 13 date UK wide tour from Glasgow to Brighton featuring a sold out celebration at London’s Scala, it seems thatall roads now lead to their next show at the beautiful Union Chapel venue in Islington, London on July 8th. Not only will this be the apex of their live campaign for ‘Favourite Worry’ but it will also be the official release date for new single, ‘What Did I Do To My Love?’
“This song has been getting people shamelessly shuffling around at gigs up and down the UK for a few years now so it only felt right that we should extend its intoxicating dance groove to the airwaves, internet and beyond proving that sometimes good things can come from very bad situations (listening to the content of the song should illuminate this point further).
The Union Chapel will see us joined on stage by some friends along with some fantastic supports like Rose Betts who we saw at a Sofar Sounds session last month and invited her to play the very next day. The show is also being recorded and filmed so make sure you brush up on your singing and you wear that nice top you shouldn’t have bought last weekend but did anyway.” – The Milk’s Mitchell Ayling.
Following on from The Union Chapel, The Milk will be playing Love Supreme Festival (July 1st-3rd) and Port Elliot Festival (July 28th-31st)
“Cool tune, impressed!” Simon Hodge, Producer, The Craig Charles Funk And Soul Show (United Kingdom)
“One of my local poet acquaintancies was at the Port Elliot Festival some years ago; it would appear that they’ve greatly improved their booking policy since then.. and this bouncy upbeat sing-a-long ‘What Did I Do To My Love?’ from The Milk is just the thing to keep the party going – although, by the look of the cover, they are looking forward to the Blacksmithing activity?
Many thanks again.” Gerry Hectic, Futuristica Music, Jazz Chronicles and Secret Garden Party Radio’s Mixcloud Competition Winner 2015 (United Kingdom)
“Superb arrangement and vocals, love the way it builds.QUALITY! Love & Soul Dr Bob J” Dr Bob Jones, www.mi-soul.com (United Kingdom)
“Simply good honest soul beats!!!!!!” Anthony Allsop (Aja), Ketch A Vibe (United Kingdom)
“Great fusion between soul voice, funky tempo.” Prebolin, Radio Krimi / MissPrebo show (France)
“Loved this on the album and still love it now” Andy Sharp, Stomp Radio (United Kingdom)
“Killer single from The Milk, looking forward to sharing this on the show!!” Alan O’ Malley, Shoreditch Radio (United Kingdom)
“La première fois qu’on a découvert The Milk, on a su qu’ils feront tôt ou tard, parti des grands groupes de demain… En rotation sur la radio.” Sebastien, Radio Krimi (France)
“Every single is a bomb.They’re really fantastic.” Ivan Mera, Higher Street Radio Show (Spain)
“Supreme.” Francesco Adinolfi, Rai Radio 1, Manifesto Newspaper (Italy)
“The Milk LP was my Xmas gift to everyone I know.. they just exude soul. Nice edit.” David Kerslake, Whats Hot Radio (United Kingdom)
“Quality song!!!” Mark Milz, Further in Fusion @ Radio Corax 95.9 (Germany)
“Anthemic!” DJ Toon, Eastside Funkdafied (Australia)
“Can’t wait to drop this!” DJ Trew, Altered Tapes / Ground Lift Media (United States)
“Great tune!” Nick Rayman, Barricade Radio (United Kingdom)
“Damn, I love this band so much! Every tune is a gem!” Dobo Marzov, The “45 RPM” Radio Show Radio Varna (Bulgaria)
“BIG TUNE, BIG SINGLE-RELEASE!” Sven Thomschke / ‘Dr.Best’, Radio Z 95.8 Nuernberg (Germany)
“Cool release, thank you for sending!” Sammy W, Tobus (Germany)
“Love that.” Mathieu Schreyer, KCRW (United States)
“Another great single.” Martin Lampitt, Radio Reverb (United Kingdom)
“I love The Milk. Another great track from them. Lovely. Will support.” David Cullen, Oban FM (United Kingdom)
“Very bloomin’ lovely! X”, Ross Wakefield, Hideout Sessions/Part-Time Heroes/Frankson (United Kingdom)
The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, BBC 6Music (United Kingdom)
Sven Thomschke / ‘Dr.Best’, Radio Z 95.8 Nuernberg (Germany)
David Cullen, Transmission Two, Oban FM (Scotland)