The Milk’s skill and technique as musicians is never in question and there is confidence when they get dirty and dark. Each song is an intricately layered composition with deceptive melody lines. Working with producers including Brad Baloo (The Nextmen) & Paul Butler (of Michael Kiwanuka fame) The Milk ensure an expertly mixed variety of music palettes that travel the late ‘60s to early ‘70s expanse. They never sacrifice project cohesion, and use vintage production techniques to serve and add texture and nuance to their work.
Yes, there seems to be a million retro soul outfits these days, but they aren’t the The Milk. In these four musicians’ efforts at being great students of an era, and is increasingly becoming a musical parody through clichéd and cheap imitation, they have managed to remember the most vital lessons from the albums of their Black American Music forbearers: no matter how influenced you are by the greats, to still be yourself too; to sing your truth and write your lyrical blues as honestly and starkly as you can; and, to leave everything you have to give as an artist, to leave all of it on the stage or the studio floor.
The Milk are Rick Nunn (lead vocals, guitar, keys), Mitch Ayling (drums, vocals, keys), Dan Le Gresley (lead guitar, vocals), Luke Ayling (bass guitar)
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