Milk Maid – On tour and new single
aaamusic | On 04, Jun 2011
NME #1 Radar Buzz band, 21st May
New Single Not Me b/w Thats Not Thinking released 13th June.
Watch the video at NME.com here: http://tinyurl.com/3kxazz9
Debut Album ‘Yucca’ released 20th June (both Suffering Jukebox/ FatCat)
June 11th Glasgow, Captains 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 Cohens Manchester flat, while Nine Black Alps are on an indefinite hiatus, Milk Maids debut album Yucca, released on the 20th of June, is an album that might have appeared on Creation Records in their 80s 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 60s 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/ Cant 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 wouldnt sound out of place on the Woodsist label, Yucca shuns the psychedelic instrumental jams of those bands in favour of pop songs.