“Attending#TheMiltones album launch gig at Golden Dawn is turning out to be very smart decision #crazyorgan” – Russell Baillie tweet, Books & Culture Editor at The NZ Listener
“The freshest sound in New Zealand popular music right now… [their] debut album is a modern classic”
– Kim Gillespie, New Zealand Herald
“For everyone’s sake, turn this one up. Allow the power of the earthy blues to run through you.”
– Emma Lumbus, The 13th Floor
“it would be surprising if they don’t make a massive impression.”
– Graham Reid, Elsewhere
Check the website for gig details!! www.themiltones.com
The video was filmed and edited by Alexander Hoyles (photographer & music video director) with help from Henry Williamson(Thievery Studio) on location at the Tabak family farm.
The Miltones songwriter and front-woman, Milly Tabak, talking about the video says “Pursed Lips was our opportunity to share our personality as a band, where we come from, and our relationship with music and those who share in the experience with us. The idea to shoot Pursed Lips at our Wildfire single came to all of us: We could include the amazing souls who dedicate time to help the band pursue music. It really was our way to show people that The Miltones is a beautiful community of friends and family. I’venever viewed us as just a band – the video also reflects this through its honest and light-hearted feel.”
Preorders Live Now Including Instant Grat First Single, The Way You Used To Do
The title Villains isn’t a political statement. It has nothing to do with Trump or any of that shit. It’s simply 1) a word that looks fantastic and 2) a comment on the three versions of every scenario: yours, mine and what actually happened… Everyone needs someone or something to rail against—their villain—same as it ever was. You can’t control that. The only thing you can really control is when you let go.”—Joshua Homme
‘THE SYSTEM ONLY DREAMS IN TOTAL DARKNESS’ UNVEILED
The National – Photo Credit – Graham MacIndoe
The National are pleased to announce their 7th studio album – Sleep Well Beast– to be released on September 8th on 4AD via Rhythmethod. Sleep Well Beast was produced by member Aaron Dessner with co-production by Bryce Dessner and Matt Berninger. The album was mixed by Peter Katis and recorded at Aaron Dessner’s Hudson Valley, New York studio, Long Pond. Sleep Well Beast is available for pre-order today at americanmary.com and will be available in CD, digital and double LP formats.
The National debuts the track ‘The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness’, in this Casey Reas directed video.
Wheels are turning to the dance floor as audio geeks DiCE work their electronic magic on the tune first released on our BAYS album.
“The initial inspiration for the track was FFD being in the UK – I was a 90’s raver traveling to (UK) venues like S.E.ONE, Brixton Academy & Sanctuary warehouse regularly. We drew inspiration from these memories of ‘back in the day’ to start with, then put our spin on things with a bit of analog synth and drum machine business to finish up” Dave from DiCE said. Roll the DiCE @dice_nz
DiCE are a duo based in AKL and pack a solid musical pedigree. Christiaan aka Crispy Fresh has been at the cutting edge of NZ hop-hop, R&B and house since before the internet and was one half of House of Downtown. Dave sets the British mode. After moving to NZ from UK he’s been dropping funk, disco and noughties references DJing at clubs across the city and various local radio airwaves. Chur bros!
The Miltones are preparing to release their second single, Glory, on May 5th, 2017.
‘Glory’ is an anthem.
Not a Cohen 80 verse epic nor the much loved Jeff Buckley version of the uplifting Hallelujah. Or the rousing “Glory Glory Hallelujah” of The Battle of the Hymn Republic or of Elvis’ Dixieland.
The Miltones, Glory, is a raw plea for a way out of grief.
The rhythmic punching of the drums sounds like a fist on a wooden church pew as a young woman devastated by the loss of her beloved father desperately searches for an avenue to come to terms with her loss.
“Where will I lay, lay my burdens down?”
Recorded in the magical Sitting Rooms of accomplished Lyttleton producer Ben Edwards (Nadia Reid, Tami Nielson, Aldous Harding, Marlon Williams) the organ and fuzz guitar swirl to support the intensity of Tabak’s pleas.
Arguably the most powerful and critically acclaimed hard rock band of the last two decades: Queens Of The Stone Age will return to Australia and New Zealand in July 2017 for Frontier Touring, performing four visceral headline shows.
‘SOME BANDS ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS. CHORD BY CHORD, LINE BY LINE, BEAT BY BEAT, HOOK BY GLORIOUS HOOK, NONE IS AS CONVINCING AS QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE.’ – THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
QOTSA will kick off their tour at Auckland’s Logan Campbell on Thursday 13th July…. and then they leave for that other country… check out when / where on the Frontier site HERE
“These guys are what I call Country and Westies born in bred in West Auckland, their music is wholesome and raucous Milly is like Steve Nicks on Janis Joplin’s drugs” – Rodney Fisher, Musician (Goodshirt)
“While Milly is from West of Auckland she has star-power of a Nashville cast-member who’s got lost in the backstreets of Lyttelton.” – Nick Atkinson, Musician (Hopetoun Brown)
Auckland band, The Miltones (please note – just the one “L”) are releasing their first ever-commercial single, Wildfire, on Feb 10th, 2017 and to celebrate will be sharing the new music video and playing a very special gig on the same evening! Wildfire was recorded in the magical walls of The Sitting Room in Lyttleton with Ben Edwards (Aldous Harding, Marlon Williams, Nadia Reid).
The music video was shot at the Tabak family farm in one of the remaining run down glasshouses where the unkemptness and wild weeds references the story behind the song. Wildfire is Milly’s tribute to the supportive selfless strength of some very big hearted women that surrounded Milly and her family after the loss of Milly’s father and helped keep the family business afloat in their time of grief. Milly says “This video was something I needed to do to honour pay tribute to their beautiful hearts.”