Tipped as one of Britain’s hottest rising rock bands, Milk Teeth can now announce that they’ve signed with Roadrunner Records UK. The band’s first release for the label comes with the 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. In addition, Milk Teeth have also announced details of a summer UK headline tour that includes a London show at The Borderline.
“Roadrunner is the home of the bands that we grew up listening to and who have influenced our own sound today,” says vocalist/bassist Becky Blomfield. “They work with the best and we are so stoked to be welcomed as part of the next breed of artists with the potential to inspire the next generation. Our teenage selves were kicking about in little towns not knowing where we would end up, and almost a decade later we can say Slipknot are our label mates. Not bad for a bunch of kids from Stroud.”
Produced by Neil Kennedy (Creeper, Boston Manor), Be Nice opens with the grunge meets power-pop slacker anthem ‘Owning Your Okayness’ which was picked as Daniel P Carter’s Rockest Record at Radio 1, while the second track ‘Prism’ captures their punchy mix of attitude, melody and aggression. That energy continued unabated in ‘Fight Skirt’ which features Blomfield’s snarling vocals pitched against Billy Hutton’s frenetic shouts as its rushes to an intense conclusion.
The EP comes to a surprising conclusion with the final track ‘Hibernate’ which stands out as being completely different from anything else from the band’s discography. Accompanied by plaintive guitar, Blomfield’s voice cracks with vulnerability and emotional turmoil as she delivers confessional lines such as “I won’t bear the guilt of giving up or be the one who’s not enough / Don’t let me fuck it up” before the band erupt into a final cathartic wall of sound.
Formed in Gloucestershire in 2013, Milk Teeth released the Smiling Politely and Sad Sack EPs before reaching a wider cult audience with their 2016 debut album Vile Child. Along the way, they’ve supported the likes of Refused, Tonight Alive, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Lower Than Atlantis and Against Me!, while festival highlights have included sets at Download, Reading, Leeds, SXSW, Pukkelpop and 2000 Trees.
27th – Slam Dunk Festival, Birmingham
28th – Slam Dunk Festival, Leeds
29th – Slam Dunk Festival, Hatfield
8th – 2000 Trees Festival (main stage)
23rd – Amplified Festival
27th – Birmingham, The Flapper (headline show)
28th – Manchester, Star and Garter (headline show)
29th – Sheffield, The Plug (headline show)
30th – Glasgow, King Tuts (headline show)
31st – Leeds, The Key Club (headline show)
1st – Nottingham, Bodega (headline show)
2nd – Norwich, Epic Studios (headline show)
3rd – Southampton, Joiners (headline show)
4th – London, Borderline (headline show)
5th – Bristol, Hit The Deck Festival