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The Milk

In November 2014, The Milk joined forces with underground-soul label Wah Wah 45s to tease the first taste of their matured new sound. Having spent months developing a classic-soul sensibility with production don and “The Bees” mastermind Paul Butler, the band released 100, one-sided white label 7”s of ‘Deliver Me’. They sold out in just a few hours. That Christmas, as the band returned to Butler’s medieval-barn studio on the Isle of Wight to complete the recording of ‘Favourite Worry’, interest was quickly growing. Though there were nerves all round about how people would react to their deviation from the pop sensibilities of debut album ‘Tales From The Thames Delta’, band and label remained faithful that this important collection of songs would be recognized as something truly special. The music drew strong influences from the likes of Bobby Womack, Isaac Hayes, Bill Withers and the Isley Brothers (you can hear an incredible likeness to Ron Isley in lead singer Rick Nunn’s vocals). But more than that, the songwriting was, without doubt, a match for so much of that classic era’s legendary output. By the following Christmas, Favourite Worry had been named one of the BBC Radio 6Music albums of the year, nominated by Fun Lovin’ Criminal Huey Morgan. The band had sold out shows at The Dome, Oslo and Scala in London and completed a packed UK tour. Since then The Milk have gone on to play festivals including Love Supreme and The Funk & Soul Weekender and sold out London’s Union Chapel with an exceptional orchestral performance, captured in all it’s glory on The Milk Live At The Union Chapel. “The Milk aren’t just retro-leaning upstarts recreating the music of their iconic influences; instead, they sound like a band that’s just finding their groove” The Line Of Best Fit The Milk are a band that believe with utter conviction that they’ve now found their way.

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Doors: 19:30

Price: £15 adv

Ages: All (u16s accompanied)

The Fleece
12 St Thomas Street Bristol BS1 6JJ

Artist website www.thisisthemilk.com