The Milk have premiered the slightly dizzying new video for "Chip The Kids" ahead of their debut album, 'Tales From The Thames Delta' (September 3).
With the album produced by The Nextmen (Plan B, Paul Epworth) and featuring none other than Idris Elba (STRINGER BELL) on one song, the band have confirmed a Shepherds Bush Empire headline show for November.
The Milk - "Chip The Kids" video:
'Tales from the Thames Delta' will be released on September 3, 2012 (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, V, Ibiza Rocks, Lounge on The Farm).
New single, "Chip The Kids" is out on September 10, following radio support across the likes of Fearne Cotton, Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Rob Da Bank, Huw Stephens, Mistajam, Huey Morgan and XFM.
The Milk are lead vocalist Rick Nunn, brothers Mitch and Luke Ayling, and Dan Le Gresley. Together, their sound is obviously heavily soul-influenced, but it’s a modern, muscular take on the classics, which has assimilated the passion of rock 'n' roll and the fluidity of hip hop. The end result, 'Tales from the Thames Delta', is an infectious and eclectic debut album, as inspired by the taut go-to rhythm sections of The Roots as it is the seamless flow of Beastie Boys' 'Paul's Boutique' (the band's favourite record).
Belying the traditional period of incubation, co-writes and development, 'Tales From The Thames Delta' was completed in just a month. Mixed together seamlessly, it paints a vibrant, visual picture of a day and night in Essex (from the ramblings of a pirate radio DJ to the jangling of arcades, via well-known local characters in 'Kimmi' and 'Mr Motivator').
"Pure fire and skill…an immersive experience you don't want to end" - Guardian
"Flawless" - Neon Gold
"This is the next band you all should be paying attention to" - NME
"Straitjacket-tight…influenced by classic soul, punk and reggae, but defiantly un-retro" - Time Out
"Irresistibly infectious" - The Sun
The Milk 2012 UK tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
August 5 Stockton Stockton Weekender
August 18 Staffordshire V Festival
August 19 Essex V Festival
November 15 Brighton Coalition
November 16 Bristol Thekla
November 17 Sheffield Leadmill
November 18 Liverpool O2 Academy2
November 19 Manchester Club Academy
November 21 Glasgow Oran Mor
November 22 Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
November 23 Leeds Cockpit
November 25 Birmingham O2 Academy2*
November 26 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
November 28 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
November 29 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
November 30 Oxford Academy 2
For the latest tour dates and more, go to:
The Milk Official Website