Milk

Milk

 Dublin, Leinster, IRL
BandPopBlues

Milk is an Irish pop-rock band from Dublin, Ireland. Their sound can best be described as a restyle of R&B, blues, funk, and soul music on contemporary terms; catchy pop music laden with Stevie Ray Vaughan influenced guitar playing, smooth mellow bass lines and groove driven drum beats.EP out now!

Biography

Formed in August 2009, Milk embellish their sound with catchy pop hooks in the vein of contemporary pop singer-songwriters like John Mayer and Gavin De Graw, whilst drawing inspiration from blues guitar gods like BB King and Peter Green. This Dublin four-piece have created their own unique blend of bluesy pop rock.

The band is merely in its infancy however they have rapidly begun to develop a reputation as must-see live performers having collectively played at some of Ireland's most popular music venues: The O2 Market, Whelans, The Village, The Porterhouse, Le Cirk, Think Tank, Eamon Dorans, Cypress Avenue and The Academy.

In a short space of time, Milk have managed to garner an impressive array of original songs. It came as no surprise when they were announced as being in the running for Most Promising New Artist at the Irish Music Meteor Awards 2010.

Having demoed all originals on YouTube and Myspace to a growing fan base, demand for a debut EP was evident. The result was "Try". Its sound combines catchy pop sensibilities with stellar blues guitar playing; silky smooth bass lines and hypnotic drum beats. With influences ranging from mainstream singer-songwriters like James Morrison and Rob Thomas, to Blues and Jazz greats like Miles Davis and Eric Clapton, this is intelligent pop music at its best.

For bookings and press contact: info@milkthegroup.com

Lyrics

Up The Hill

Written By: Conal Maddock

I'm growing older
Ain't a child no more
Now that I've washed up on the young man's shore
For years I lived in fantasies
Never facing up to reality
What I wanted needs work
And time now it hurts
To know all those years
I should have been

Rolling that rock up that hill
I still refuse to believe life is gonna be
Just a list of what could have been
So I pick myself up
Can't give up now
I gotta pull through

Now where have I been all these years?
A blind man who chose not to see
I wander this world but my words were lost
They didn't understand the language I speak
I'm like a ghost that drifts on the side of the highway road
And even God has lost track of my soul, my soul

I'm rolling that rock up that hill
I still refuse to believe life is gonna be
Just a list of what could have been
So I pick myself up
Can't give up now
I gotta pull through

I'm rolling that rock up that hill
I still refuse to believe life is gonna be
Just a list of what could have been
So I pick myself up
Can't give up now
I gotta pull through .

Why Do You Ask?

Written By: Donal Maddock

Look at me while I look at you
No illusions to mask our blue
It’s cold outside when we walk in rain
Situation collides to crack the strain

Ooh ooh ooh
Why do you ask why I love you?
Ooh ooh ooh
Why do you ask? Why do you ask why I love you?

Shotgun, it took you down
Oh and then they locked me underground
The keys to your heart
They lie on the train track
Locked at the junction
While the wheels attack

Ooh ooh ooh
Why do you ask why I love you?
Ooh ooh ooh
Why do you ask? Why do you ask why I love you?

Forecast calls rain
Flood washed faith away
Drowning its too late
Why Do I love you?

Forecast calls rain
Flood washed faith away
Drowning its too late
Why Do I love you?

Why do you ask why I love you?
Why do you ask why I love you?
Why do you ask why I love you?
Why do you ask why I love you?

Weak In The Knees

Written By: Conal Maddock

When blue celestial skies darken to night

Moonlight ripples on your river

Shining like diamonds

I follow its flow to the city’s gaudy glow

Who knows where I’m going

Just hop you’re going too

Girl you make me weak in the knees

First time you looked at me

Theres something about you

And now that I’ve found you

Don’t you go slipping away

Neon street lamps these burning stars

Signal to each other flickering from afar

I walk under their warm glow

My destination I don’t know

All I know is when I get there

Hope you’re going too

Girl you make me weak in the knees

First time you looked at me

Theres something about you

And now that I’ve found you

Don’t you go slipping away

Girl you make me weak in the knees

First time you looked at me

Theres something about you

And now that I’ve found you

Don’t you go slipping away

Don’t you go slipping

Don’t you go slipping

Don’t you go slipping away

Try

Written By: Conal Maddock

This is the end, you say this is the end

I say a quitter never wins, a quitter never wins

My dear you once again let them get under your skin

Instead of taking it on the chin

You’ve got to learn to not give in

Many men have turned around

When they would have won had they stuck it out

Try Try Try

Or you will never know

Try Try Try

Or you will never know

You cry, you’re crying inside

I’ve got to be cruel to be kind

As I hear you sigh

I look right into your eyes

A broken soul hides inside

I can’t pick you up this time

Mend the cracks in your perfect smile

There’ll be sweat and some tears

There’ll be rain and some hard years

When you wonder why

But you’ve got to…

Try Try Try

Or you will never know

Try Try Try

Or you will never know

Try Try Try

Or you will never know

Try Try Try

Or you will never know

When it seems like no one wants you

And your heart is blue, as blue as blue can be

The angels cut your wings loose

Remember what I say

A quitter never wins, a quitter never wins

A quitter never wins, a quitter never wins

Discography

Debut EP "Try". Released November 26th 2010. Has received airplay on Dublin radio stations: Nova, Spin 103.8 and 2FM.

Set List

This is a full comprehensive list of all the songs, original and covers, the band plays:

1. Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
2. Message In a Bottle – The Police
3. Play That Funky Music White Boy
4. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
5. Try - original
6. Fire - Hendrix
7. I Shot the Sheriff - Clapton
8. Why Do You Ask? - original
9. Up The Hill - original
10. Ayo Technology - Justin Timberlake
11. Cry Me a River - Justin Timberlake
12. Butterfly - original
13. Jammin’ - Bob Marley
14. Get Back - Beatles
15. Wonderwall - Oasis
16. Breakeven - The Script
17. For the First Time – The Script
18. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
19. Stuck In The Middle With You
20. Dancing In The Moonlight - Thin Lizzy
21. Change Your Mind - original
22. Smooth - Santana
23. Walls - original
24. Weak In The Knees - original
25. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
26. Just Dance - Lady Gaga
27. Foxey Lady - Hendrix
28. Regulate - Warren G and Nate Dog
29. Maroon 5 -