It’s difficult to recall a new band that so masterfully harness the power of harmonies like Weird Milk do, with nostalgia-laced new cut ‘Anything You Want’ proving to be the most accomplished thing they’ve laid down yet.
The London-based crooners breathe new life into the timeless charm of Beat and 60s surf music and have a snowballing roll call of supporters, with BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders and 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq already counting themselves as fans.
How would you describe Weird Milk to a stranger?
“It’s like your dad’s record collection fell out of the loft onto the cat.”
Who are the biggest influences on your sound and why?
“We have a few main bands or songwriters that we tend to go back to the most: people like Harry Nilsson, Burt Bacharach and the production of Phil Spector. That kind of stuff.”
What was the best gig you’ve played so far?
“Ohh it’s hard to say, lots are good for different reasons. We played at Sebright Arms last Tuesday and that was nice and busy and lots of fun.”
You’re based in North London – what’s your local music scene like?
“There are a couple of venues around, but in terms of our immediate area it doesn’t feel like there’s a lot of music going on that much. Unless we just don’t know where to go…”
Who are the THREE other new artists we should listen to right now and why?
“Big Society, Phil Graves and Cold Fins. For the tunes!”
You’re playing the Hidden Herd & No Coconuts Alt-Dayer on the Saturday of Great Escape weekend – which other bands are you most looking forward to seeing at the festival?
“Yes! There are some exciting bands on the line-up. We would like to see Fat White Family and Mini Mansions.”
And finally, what does the rest of 2019 hold for Weird Milk?
“We just released our new single ‘Anything You Want’. Stay tuned for more to come!”
To coincide with Great Escape weekend in Brighton, Hidden Herd and No Coconuts are teaming up with global music distributors CD Baby and Sussex brewers Lost Pier Brewing to bring some of the hottest emerging artists to The Tempest Inn on Saturday 11th May. Weird Milk will play alongside The Ninth Wave, Orchards, Pizzagirl, Honey Lung, Wu-Lu, The Wants, Comforts, BABii and Speedboat. Free entry – RSVP on Facebook.