Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Coming Soon: The Milk

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Coming Soon: The Milk

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HAVING brought soul to a soulless town, Essex boys The Milk, left, are now taking their mission on the road.

Hailing from the Wickford area, they're currently on route to Teesside via every other corner other the country on their first ever national tour, with Teesside included on their schedule.

Influenced by classic Motown, Staz and Trojan Records that soundtracked their teens, last year they sold out venues around the South-east while still unsigned.

With a new single scheduled for release through Sony/Sign of the Times, Simon Fuller's record label, at the start of April, they also have an album on the way produced by celebrated DJ and remixer Brad Baloo of The Nextmen fame.

The band had played gigs here and there in a previous incarnation but it was never too serious and it eventually petered out as the members settled into 'proper jobs'.

But, explained drummer Mitch Ayling, they decided enough was enough.

"The music scene around our way was virtually non-existent," he complained. …

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