2017 has seen Milk Teeth establish themselves as one of the UK’s brightest new hopes. Their two Roadrunner Records UK EPs, Be Nice and Go Away, received a flurry of upbeat reviews, and showcased the growing depth and diversity of the their sound. Now Milk Teeth have announced details of their 2018 Go Away Tour. Their first full headline tour since last summer, the dates seem them stepping up to The Underworld in London having sold-out their most recent date in the capital at The Borderline.
Milk Teeth have unleashed the new track Nearby Catfight, a quick fire assault of snarling attitude, effervescent punk rock and gnarled grunge melodies. The track is the first to be taken from the band’s new EP, Go Away, which will be released on November 17th and is accompanied by a feline feast of a video in which Milk Teeth literally struggle to herd kittens. The band will also be touring as support on Good Charlotte‘s UK tour.
Go Away can be pre-ordered here
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Milk Teeth’s first Roadrunner Records EP, Be Nice, received a unanimously brilliant reaction with many tipping the quartet to be the next breaking band from the UK alternative scene. The band continue to build on this momentum with the news that they’ll support Good Charlotte this autumn. To coincide with the announcement, Milk Teeth have shared an incendiary live video of Fight Skirt, that features footage from a variety of recent shows, the video perfectly encapsulates the mayhem of their live set with the band’s full-throttled sonic attack.
The Punk Site review of Be Nice can be read here
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Be NIceRoadrunner Records
By AJ Phink
Ever since the release of the Smiling Politely EP back in 2013 Milk Teeth have been steadily building up a head of steam with a relentless touring schedule and a succession of releases, including their stunning 2016 debut full length Vile Child, and now everything seems to be falling into place for Milk Teeth, they have been steadily gaining media attention and following their tour earlier this year with Creeper and Energy they have signed to a new label and the band have now released their new EP, and Roadrunner Records debut, Be Nice.
Owning Your Okayness kicks off the Be Nice EP in classic Milk Teeth style, a big distorted riff that recalls the finest moments of Magnapop, The Muffs and Veruca Salt but with Milk Teeth‘s own enthusiasm and energy added to make this a perfect start to their first release for Roadrunner Records. Prism brings a more polished and anthemic feel that is carried by an undercurrent of fuzzed up bass before the driving Fight Skirt kicks things back into gear with a perfect song that encapsulates everything that I love about Milk Teeth. The final track, Hibernate, is a departure from Milk Teeth‘s usual frantic style, a dark stripped down and haunting number that makes the Be Nice EP a perfect showcase for one of the UK’s most promising bands.
I was fortunate enough to catch Milk Teeth earlier this year on their UK tour with Creeper, to say I was impressed by them live is an understatement as I promptly bought their superb Vile Child album the day after, now with the Be Nice EP they’ve bought an extra dimension to their sound without losing any of their immediacy. Be Nice indicates that Milk Teeth have stepped things up and proves that they are a band that sit comfortably amongst the best in the UK at the moment, the release of their new EP and the fact that they have the muscle of Roadrunner Records behind them indicates that if you can catch them live this summer you should, as I suspect that current run of headline of shows will be your last chance to catch them in an intimate venue.
The Be Nice EP can be ordered here
Everything is falling into place for Milk Teeth ahead of the July 28th release of their new EP and Roadrunner Records debut, Be Nice. Now Milk Teeth further build anticipation for the EP by sharing the video for the track Prism that combines unsettling and colourful imagery with an energised performance, the video neatly complements the track’s punchy mix of attitude, melody and aggression.
The Be Nice EP can be pre-ordered here
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As the July 28th release of their first Roadrunner Records EP, Be Nice, Milk Teeth present a change of pace with an acoustic performance of the EP’s closing track, Hibernate. The video captures an acoustic performance that is stripped of the band’s usual visceral rush of distortion and demonstrates the compelling songwriting that underpins Milk Teeth’s material.
You can pre-order the Be Nice EP here
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Milk Teeth have announced that they’ve signed with Roadrunner Records UK and the band’s first release for the label will be their brand new EP, Be Nice, which will be out on July 28th. Be Nice represents the first of two interlinked EPs, with the second to follow later this year, Milk Teeth have also announced details of a summer UK headline tour.
You can pre-order the Be Nice EP here
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Academy 2, Manchester, UK25th March 2017
By AJ Phink
Spring has finally arrived in Manchester and as the more then welcome, and long overdue, sunshine arrives a patch of darkness descends upon Manchester in the shape of Creeper, tonight is the first date of their European tour that is in support of their debut album, Eternity, In Your Arms, that was released via Roadrunner Records just prior to the tour. Accompanying Creeper on the UK leg of their tour is an impressive bill of support acts in the shape of Milk Teeth, Energy and Puppy, tonight the Academy 2 is completely sold out, the crowd is noisy and vibrant and the turn out for the support acts, and the variety of t shirts on display, indicates that each band has bought along its own noisy and dedicated following.
Fresh from signing to Spinefarm Records, London based trio Puppy occupy the early slot on the tour, they open proceedings with some doom laden tones that for me channel the spirit of the early recordings by Black Sabbath combined with kind of the pop hooks that the likes of Weezer deliver. Whilst the singers unique vocal style seemed to divide opinion amongst those around me, and their style may seem slightly at odds with the rest of tonight’s bill, their short set of poppy proto metal seems to warm the crowd up nicely and they appear to go down well with the majority of the sizeable crowd who have already made it into town for the early start to tonight’s show.
The crowd at tonight’s show is distinctly youthful, something I will always take as a positive sign for the health of the UK’s punk scene, and the venue is almost packed to capacity by the time Boston’s Energy take to the stage for their debut appearance in the UK. They open with a slow burning instrumental that builds in intensity before their set kicks off in earnest, Energy are a band that certainly live up to their name, they deliver a welcome blast of melodic hardcore, that is a distinct contrast to Puppy‘s opening set, that brings a frantic hard edged shot of adrenalin and punk rock to tonight’s show. Energy‘s set carries a distinct horror punk undercurrent, especially with their most recent single, The Witching Hour, that is of course included in their all too short appearance tonight. Their set of hard edged punk hits the spot nicely and saw the first, but not the last, chaotic moshpit of the night and towards the climax of their set there was an enthusiastic outbreak of crowdsurfing. This is Energy‘s first visit to the UK, their powerful and impressive set of punk rock has undoubtedly won them a new set of converts on this side of the Atlantic, myself included amongst that number.
Milk Teeth continue the full tilt assault with a set of fuzzed up punk rock that adds another dimension to tonight’s bill. Their sound reminds of bands such as Verruca Salt, L7, The Muffs and Babes In Toyland, but for me it’s delivered with a sharper cutting edge, and of course a punkier sensibility. The intensity of their set builds up and delivers some pummelling punk rock that is of course exactly what the crowd wanted. This is Milk Teeth‘s first show of the year, and they’ve certainly hit the ground running as by the third song in their set the mosh pit is back in business and crowd surfers are keeping the security staff busy. Milk Teeth;s sound combines elements of grunge, alternative and of course good old fashioned punk rock to stunning effect, their all too brief set, that is largely culled from their superb 2016 album, Vile Child, produces a series of anthemic numbers that, like Energy‘s impressive set before them, has left me wanting to hear a lot more by both of tonight’s main support acts.
Following the superb set from Milk Teeth there is a lengthy gap Before Creeper make their eagerly awaited appearance, largely because the stage has undergone a transformation into what can only be described as Vegas Halloween chic, complete with illuminated neon tombstones. I last encountered Creeper supporting The Misfits in the academy basement in 2015, they’ve come a long way since I last saw them as their following seems to have grown considerably over the last few years, as their appearance draws nearer the venue sees a distinctly more gothic contingent added to the crowd in the already packed Academy 2. The lights drop and an raucous chant rings out, then the tombstones illuminate and then their set kicks in with their emotive horror tinged punk rock. This is a different band to the one I saw supporting New Jerseys finest, everything has changed and you get the distinct feeling that Creeper are destined for bigger things. Creeper channel rock, horror punk and emo influences to crowd pleasing effect, they have developed a loyal and energetic following and they play a set of the kind of material My Chemcial Romance used to deliver so well in their heyday.
Creeper play their set to the energetic and sweaty crowd that seem to know every word and chord throughout the first night of this hefty European tour, even if it is on a stage that looks as though it came straight off the set of a higher budget musical remake of Plan 9 From Outer Space. The spring weather finally arriving, tonight’s good natured crowd, the Academy 2‘s unobtrusive security and it’s efficient bar staff have combined to ensure that atmosphere at tonight’s show was perfect, add the four bands that made up tonight’s line up into the mix and you can see why tonight’s show was completely sold out. For me Milk Teeth and Energy stole the show tonight with their raw edged punk rock, but I suspect that I’ll be in the minority on this one judging by the crowds delirious reaction to a triumphant set by Creeper that saw my photographer for the night, Mike Maffia, almost buried under a hail of crowd-surfers and stage-divers at the start of Creeper‘s set.
Creeper‘s official website can be found here
Puppy can be found on Facebook here
Live photography by Mike Maffia
You can click on any of Mike’s photos to view a slide show of the images
Energy formed in February of 2006 in Massachusetts, over the last decade, Energy‘s signature style of sombre, melancholy melodies and introspective lyrics, combined with infectiously poppy hooks, has truly cemented them as one of Boston’s most unique bands. Following on from the UK release of Energy‘s critically acclaimed album, Apparition Sound, the brand new single, The Witching Hour, is a continuation of frontman Tank‘s full creative vision for the future of the band.
The Witching Hour is out now and available through all usual digital platforms.
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British firebrand singer songwriter Louise Distras is a part of Kerrang! Magazine’s 30th birthday tribute album to Green Day. American Superhits is out today and available with this weeks issue of Kerrang! Louise Distras had this to say about her appearance on American Superhits
I chose ‘Nice Guys Finish Last’ because it’s one of my favourite tracks from ‘Nimrod’. It’s a classic Green Day track that got me through being bullied at high school, so me and my band decided to keep our cover original and fun. Green Day’s music is a big inspiration to me and I’m honoured to be a part of their 30th birthday tribute!
The CD also features Waterparks, Roam, Beach Slang, Andy Black, As It Is, Hellions, Milk Teeth, Puppy, The Interrupters, The Xcerts, Candy Hearts, With Confidence and Twin Atlantic
Winnipeg punk duo, Mobina Galore, have announce their upcoming Singles & B-sides EP, due out December 2nd via New Damage Records. To celebrate the announcement, the band have released a new music video for the EP’s fuzz-drenched lead track, Spend My Day. The song perfectly captures Mobina Galore‘s knack for sharpening a tune to it’s aggressive core while always maintaining an impressive sense of melody. To support the release, Mobina Galore embark on a lengthy UK and European tour with Against Me! and Milk Teeth, starting in December.
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Citizen have announced a series of co-headlining North American tour dates with their Run for Cover Records label mates, Turnover. Citizen are out in support of their latest full length Everybody Is Going To Heaven, which dropped this past June.
Support on all dates will be provided by Sorority Noise and Milk Teeth and you can check out the full list of dates below.