Blackmilk

Blackmilk

 Perth, Western Australia, AUS
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"When it’s done well, as it is with Blackmilk, psychedelic rock can be hypnotizing", their latest EP takes you on a psychedelic ride through a western ghost town and leaves you hanging for more.

Biography

Blackmilk is James Sherry, Rick Newick, Tim Sherry, John Craft and Todd Pickett.

Debut album is set for release early 2012!

Forming in the hills of Perth Blackmilk have crafted a visceral sound influenced by their infatuation with the song wizardry and melody of the sixties, psychedelia with a wall of sound intensity and rawness often wandering into harmonious territories of three part vocals.
The sonic and psychedelic sounds which the tracks lie on work hand in hand with the soulful songwriting of James Sherry emphasising the fact that yes, we are floating in space.

Blackmilk have played with bands such as The Dandy Warhols, British India, Wagons and The Scare.

"Unquestionably an up and coming band to sink your teeth into, if this EP is just a mere taste of what is to come; tongues will be wagging with salivary anticipation."
"Initially opening up the EP is Nanosecond, this in my opinion is the best track on the record; it plates up such an amazing meal of dirty guitar riffs, heavy drums and sly, sexy vocals to be devoured"
"The seven tracks that make their debut on this record are each individual in their own right, yet blend together harmoniously to give listeners a good kick in the pants that there is still talent lurking on the western side of Australia."
(www.thedwarf.com.au)

"The results are superb. Not only does each song have a wealth of sonic richness, the songs themselves are varied and interesting - and then interestingly ordered so as to give Light Body a real sense of it being a living, breathing organism."
"When it’s done well, as it is with Blackmilk, psychedelic rock can be hypnotizing. As over used as the phrase is, Blackmilk created a wall of sound."
(Xpress Magazine)

"This is an incredibly accomplished seven-track release. The production on it, recorded in a North Perth house, is simply fantastic. Opener The Nanosecond is a fit of scorching songwriting of the highest calibre. Cliches are not to be found here. Second track Maya starts as a melodic dreamy ditty that works up to a crescendo during the first chorus before settling back into it's groove nicely and building again slowly. Pythia moves into a more experimental arrangement before the rock comes back. Blackmilk have out-done themselves and created a wonderfully lush rock mini-album here."
(Drum Media)

"Lights were turned off, leaving the room dark enough to compliment for the next act of the night - Blackmilk. Introducing their set with a fantastic energetic, intense opening - another land of blues, rock and a hint of electronica was unleashed."
(Xpress Magazine)

Lyrics

Humming Bird

Written By: Blackmilk

Directed by the wind
You stop to perch on him
All night
I knew it from the start
The bitch was breaking hearts
now mine

Fly, over to me
Try, let me be me

Can you hear her humming
when she flies
All our predators have died
Now I don't feel scared anymore
Not at all

Temptation
Can't hold me for so long
In the arms, in the arms
of your likeness

Can you hear her humming
when she flies
All our predators have died
Now we're not afraid anymore

This party has only begun

Roll the Dice

Written By: James Sherry/Blackmilk

While they we're looking
for a sign of life
You count your winnings
then roll the dice

Now we're
Living in a world
Divided

Every night
The stars appear
You're rolling the dice
here

Take me
Take me
Through climate changes
Hostile neighbours

Nothing in outer space
Mirrors the world where I'm placed

Keep rolling the dice
Right here

Keep Moving On

Written By: James Sherry/ Blackmilk

In the night
Through the hours of darkness
There's a light shining
Don't turn it off.

You we're right
I am small in the big world
But when I leave you
Its turning off

Gone, Gone, Gone
Take care
Out there
My friend

You arrive in the city of London
Are the nights freezing?
Don't turn me off
As the rain follows me through
through the back door
I remain seething

Keep moving on

Wanderlust

Written By: James Sherry/Blackmilk

wanderlust
i keep looking at the clock
all my fears are amplified here

one more drop could put out the fire

wanderlust
i watch the rain as it drops
on the heads of the living dead

one more drop could put out the fire
wanderlust
you're a strange desire to behold

i come here at night to listen
someone's yelling get the vagrants out
what a brutal fight to witness
when you're crawling through the depths of hell

read between the lines my dear
out here it's lonely, lonelier
everything is quite surreal
amidst the rain and violence

Everything Should Be Clear

Written By: James Sherry/Blackmilk


I know, you're looking for somebody who has the real answers
Write down what you're thinking

Come and enlighten
My world
Let's rewrite the book
Everything should be clear

Hello
My visions are wild and a thought of the evening gets me off
My town won't release me
Save me, from it all

Come and enlighten
My world
Let's rewrite the book
Everything should be clear, now

Guide my visions from defeat
As I try to go to sleep
I stay in love with it

The Nanosecond

Written By: James Sherry

Does it matter where your coming from
We've always been working as one
Turn on any station for the trance
Your disinformation at glance

Dream it, dream it, dream it into life
High on real, real, real sublime unity

Born with separation from the land
Ready for the corporate demand
Taught to be suspicious of ourselves
So the limitations are felt

Dream it, dream it, dream it into life
High on real, real, real sublime unity

Maya

Written By: James Sherry

M45 on canvas in the sky
Its getting hard to describe
Just how it looks tonight

Let go of the dream little one
That illusion
Keeps us in a spin till we're done
With playing by the old rules

With no disguise, theres a blankness to his eyes
Using the crystal to hide
The emptiness inside

Let go of the dream little one
That illusion
Keeps us in a spin till we're done
With playing by the old rules
I won't be led by the fools
Who run this game

Wolves

Written By: James Sherry

This will need our full attention
Stay there, I'll raise the alarm
Hesitation, in a nation
Riddled with fear

Did you hear that sound?
I think I've been hit
Face down on the ground
God, I get the gist

Indigo kids
Telepathic Children
Won't fight in a war
In the presence
Of an ancient Spirit
I look for a home

Did you hear that sound?
I think I've been hit
Face down on the ground
Do you think it is
Wolves

Who's out there
Who's out there
Who's out there
Where

Did you hear that sound?
I think I've been hit
Face down on the ground
Do you think it is
Wolves

Discography

Light Body EP (May 2009)
Wanderlust (single) June 2008
The Walrus and the Wine (September 2007)