Milan Jay
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Milan Jay

Ballinasloe, Connaught, Ireland | SELF

Ballinasloe, Connaught, Ireland | SELF
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"Review: Milan Jay - To The Sinking Sun EP"

One of the finest Irish releases of the year and features the best hip hop track AIMR, has come across by an Irish artist in 2011. - Stephen Byrne - alternativeirishmusicreview

"Band of Blogs"

An excellent EP. - Niall Byrne - The Irish Independent

"New Music"

Milan Jay is about feel-good, whip-smart funky indielectronica with an array of monster melodic hooks keeping it all in check. - Jim Carroll - The Irish Times

"Milan Jay – To The Sea And Swim EP"

To The Sea And Swim is a stunning and varied EP, and if there’s more of the same to come over the next while, then it would seem that Milan Jay’s star is firmly in the ascent. -


To The Sea And Swim opens with a real stormer of a rock song, With The River Flow. Then it’s soaring bliss, then heavy DnB. ..these are seriously, seriously good tunes. - Harmless Noise Blog

"Milan Jay - 'To The Night And Sky'"

Milan Jay are one of the most eclectic bands in Ireland at the moment. - The Point of Everything


..I have told pretty much everyone who asked me for new music recs in the last two weeks (and several who didn’t), y’all need to listen to this. Since their discography is tiny but very rich, like a Fabergé egg, I’m just going to talk about all of it. - Now This Sound is Brave

"Milan Jay, the experimental Galwegians"

Galway lads Milan Jay are experimental in its most interesting form, they genre hop with ease while retaining melody and maintaining the same “anything goes” attitude of the much missed Beta Band. - echoparade

"Hearing Aids"

Out of nowhere (well, out of Galway in Ireland), comes this smart piece of commercial (?) electronica from MILAN JAY, a one-man band with a good set of demos, of which ‘We Believe’ is the best. This wouldn’t sound out of place with the Delphics of this world, but could possibly be more accessible. - Going Deaf For A Living - Steve Lamacq

"Milan Jay releases new single"

Galway-based Milan Jay just keep throwing the curveballs. After the pastoral, layered electronica of last year's To The Sea and Swim EP and the more rockist vibe of previous single 'Time to Leave Computers Behind' comes this: 'Interconnected' is sort of reminiscent of Beck's unhinged funk experiments, with throbbing rhythms, limber basslines and snatches of spoken-word dialogue. It's released tomorrow (Friday June 3rd) but you can stream it from Soundcloud right now. It's available to download once you pre-order upcoming EP To The Night and Sky (for a mere €2). - Ragged Words

"Ballinasloe is the new Brooklyn"

Superb new tune from Milan Jay "Time to Leave Computers Behind" - Ballinasloe is the new Brooklyn - Jim Carroll - The Irish Times


To The Sinking Sun - EP - November 2011
Robot Revenge - Single - Sept 2011
To the Night and Sky - EP - June - 2011
Interconnected - Single - June 2011
Time to Leave Computers Behind - Single - Mar 2011
To the Sea and Swim - EP - Nov 2010
We Believe / Sono (2010 Mix) - Single - August 2010
Mellow Funk - Album - Dec 2009



Milan Jay was one, became two and is now a 3 man band from Galway, Ireland. Not afraid to experiment they genre hop with ease with a sound that includes rock, electro and rap. They have been described as one of the most eclectic bands in Ireland at the moment and have been likened to 90s indie stalwarts the Beta Band and Super Furry Animals. Their music has received attention from the likes of Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music in the U.K. and The Irish Times Jim Carroll.

It all began with John G. Millane in a cold room in Galway in 2008. A debut album Mellow Funk was released in Dec 2009. He has since been joined by Joseph Kenny and Tony Higgins also from Galway.

Released in November 2011, ‘To The Sinking Sun’ is the third in a trilogy of EPs to be released on their own Philosophor Records label in 12 months. 'To The Sea and Swim' was released in Nov 2010 with 'To The Night and Sky' out June 2011.

Their songs have been played on 2fm, 2xm, Phantom FM, BBC 6 Music (U.K.) and BBC Radio 1 Northern Ireland among others. They have been featured in The Irish Independent, The Irish Times and AU Magazine and on a number of Blogs in Ireland and abroad including Harmless Noise, Swear I'm Not Paul and Now This Sound is Brave. They were selected for the IMRO Showcase Tour 2011 in Ireland.