added: 25 Jul 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
The Milk will release their much-anticipated debut album, 'Tales from the Thames Delta', on September 3 (Sign Of The Times / Sony).
This will follow an extensive period of activity across the summer, including a sell-out date at London's Scala (Shepherds Bush Empire is now on sale) and a host of UK festivals (Isle of Wight, T, Ibiza Rocks, Lounge on The Farm).
A single, 'Chip The Kids', is also due for release on September 3, following radio support across the likes of Fearne Cotton, Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Rob Da Bank, Huw Stephens, Mistajam, Huey Morgan and XFM. Plus just announced are additional UK Tour dates for November.
The Milk gave up their formative jobs in November 2010, went on the dole, and moved back in with their parents. 'We really had to go for it,' describes singer Rick. 'Fuck work, fuck everything else.' Holed up in the shed at the bottom of their garden ' where they still write and record ' all new songs and sounds were experimented with. It's these hometown frustrations that can be felt in the thrilling, Vandellas-meets-Springsteen escapism of '(All I Wanted Was) Danger', or the lyrically-resilient, dance-infused 'Every Time We Fight'. Driven by Rick's powerhouse vocals, the boys also formed a crucial creative partnership with Brad Baloo (of celebrated DJs The Nextmen), who turbo-injected their understanding of the lineage of hip hop: see the beat-heavy, kitchen-sink drama of 'Picking Up The Pieces'. And as The Milk's live reputation began to build them an impassioned following, others started to take notice too. A climactic headline show at London's Jazz Cafe some eight months later finally clinched them a record deal.
August 5 Stockton Stockton Weekender
November 18 Liverpool O2 Academy2*
November 19 Manchester Club Academy*
November 25 Birmingham O2 Academy2*
November 29 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire