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Milk Maid – On tour and new single

| On 04, Jun 2011


NME #1 Radar Buzz band, 21st May 

New Single ‘Not Me’ b/w ‘That’s Not Thinking’ released 13th June.

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Debut Album ‘Yucca’ released 20th June (both Suffering Jukebox/ FatCat)

Live dates:       


June 11th – Glasgow, Captain’s Rest

June 13th – Edinburgh – Henry’s Cellar Bar

June 14th – Preston, Mad Ferrett

June 15th – Brighton, Jam

June 16th – London, Shacklewell Arms

June 17th – Manchester, Soup Kitchen
July 23rd – Tramlines Festival, Sheffield

Recorded in songwriter Martin Cohen’s Manchester flat, while Nine Black Alps are on an indefinite hiatus, Milk Maid’s debut album ‘Yucca’, released on the 20th of June, is an album that might have appeared on Creation Records in their 80’s heyday, recalling indie stalwarts like Comet Gain and marrying timeless pop hooks to the raw spontaneity of home recording. 

Lead single ‘Not Me’ and 49 second ‘Kill Me Again’ are typical of the albums easy élan, with 60’s girl group melodies, reminiscent of The Crystals sitting amongst Jesus And Mary Chain-like fuzz and choppy John Densmore-esque drums. 

Jack Cooper, member of fellow FatCat band Mazes, and the man behind Suffering Jukebox, summed it up in the press release for the ‘Such Fun/ Can’t You See’ 7” when he compared Milk Maid to Guided By Voices for their “laissez faire approach to recording solid gold melodies; throwing songs away most bands would kill for with a swooning arrogance.” It is this element that has seen Cohen branded with the ‘slacker’ tag and compared to artists such as Kurt Vile and Woods. But whilst Milk Maid wouldn’t sound out of place on the Woodsist label, ‘Yucca’ shuns the psychedelic instrumental jams of those bands in favour of pop songs.