The Milk Race
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The Milk Race


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Rope Trick EP (ESN Recordings, 2012) – has received airplay on Radio 1, BBC Radio Wales and Amazing Radio



Swaggering out of the blocks in mid-2011, Cardiff’s The Milk Race set about adding a noisy description to a distinctly non-descript period in music. Taking the pure concept of the timeless power trio, the three moving parts that make up the mainframe of the band have proven form.

Singer and guitarist Chris Warlow used to lead the Sonic Youth-meets Brainiac mayhem of The Martini Henry Rifles, lofty bassist and Moog botherer Mike Carter was once of cult fuzz poppers Mohobishopi, while whirlwind drummer Chris ‘Sklav’ Skalvonus has played in too many bands to mention.

The trio are Informed by a love of cycling and the power pop of Cheap Trick, the fury of Fugazi and The Misfits and underscored by a healthy blast of synthy groove that mixes Man or Astroman? with Les Savy Fav’s mischief. Also present is an inherent commercial appeal inspired by the band’s love of skewed pop songs from past decades.

In December 2012 their debut EP Rope Trick was released on ESN Recordings. Produced by Exit_International’s Fudge Wilson, it features the spiky assault of ‘Identify’ and the glorious Cribs-esque powerchord-joy of ‘Bonjour MF’ – inspired by a suitably sweary and near fatal cycling tour of northern France. Completed by the Wipers-meets-Girls Against Boys B-movie darkness of The Rise and Fall of the Indian Rope Trick it all makes perfect sense.