Have you had your Weetabix today? Well, Weird Milk definitely have - and you’ll be wanting to pour them all over your cereal every morning. This London-based baroque-pop quartet are here to get you out the right side of the bed in the morning, and drip feed you positive vibes throughout the day.
On third single ‘Anything You Want’, swooning harmonies float over an expansive backdrop of upbeat indie-pop songwriting. Although their Beach Boys influences are evident through their nostalgic lilt, Weird Milk aren’t harping back to the past - they still sound fresh and relevant. The youthful glow of Rex Orange County’s bedroom-pop ballads spring to mind; their songwriting is bright and bouncy, yet also they retain a certain bite with Strokes-y indie guitar licks. Weird Milk have done the right thing; originally from Buckinghamshire, they’ve thankfully ditched the green pastures and eloped to the big smoke, for your listening pleasure. This new track ‘Anything You Want’ has the potential to be the soundtrack to those summer days spent swigging beer by the barbecue.
Speaking about the track, they comment: “The aim was to create a song of upbeat pop structure that sounded expansive and punchy in terms of production.With the verse lyrics matching this feel with the idea of being able to have anything you want, juxtaposed with a repeating chorus of being at home and sleeping all weekend, these two notions act almost as a conversation of call and response”.
The rest of 2019 will see Weird Milk carve their own path in the industry. With a bunch of impressive support slots with the likes of Sports Team, Pip Blom, Thyla and Lazy Day, support from the radio community including 6Music’s Steve Lamacq, and a slew of festival appearances on their touring schedule, this release heralds an exciting new phase for these London upstarts.
Catch them supporting Ten Fe at The Garage in Islington on the 2 May, or at The Great Escape Festival on 10 May at The Green Door Store.