It's been ten years since Milburn's major label debut 'Well Well Well'. Now the band, who kick started the Sheffield revival that would give birth to - amongst others - Arctic Monkeys and Reverend & The Makers, are back.
When Milburn parted company eight years ago, it seemed that they be remembered only as an influence on more successful artists still to come. As a band's band with a critical, rather than a commercial, legacy, recalled in scrawlings on venue toilet walls rather than stars on walks of fame.
But over time it became clear that this music would not die, stubbornly refusing to take its place in the backwaters of Spotify. Instead the songs reached a new generation; spread by chants of 'Miiiilburn' at other band's gigs and a new thing called 'Socal Media'.
The Courteeners, Arctic Monkeys and even a One Direction-er fell over themselves to lavish praise on the defunct four-piece. Now thanks to overwhelming public demand Sheffield's original heroes are back, headlining two massive shows in their hometown.
No-one knows what lies ahead, but we'll see you down the front.
Catch Milburn live in April:
29th O2 Academy, Sheffield
30th O2 Academy, Sheffield
Tickets on sale 9am, Friday 29th January. Available from here
Milburn are: Joe Carnall, Louis Carnall, Tom Rowley & Joe Green.