Milker are an indie/ punk three piece from Wigan who released debut EP ‘Milkermania’ towards the back end of last year. With catchy choruses and singalong nostalgic feel, they take you back to the late 90s and throw together some American punk rock and some English indie rock into an assault of ctachy upbeat rock.
Milker write nostalgic rock anthems and Opening track ‘We did it our way’ is the perfect example of this. With memorable lyrics and an anthemic chorus, the EP invites another listen… then another. Second track, Jealousy, starts quietly, thoughtfully you might say, Michael Bishop’s voice bearing an uncanny resemblance to that of Ian Brown [in my opinion], before attacking the listener, and launching into another loud, fast paced gem. Third and final track, When I was young is another strong tune, finishing off the release with another strong simple tune which is best played loud.
Milker specialise in stripped down, memorable punk rock tunes, whilst retaining the ability to make each song different. New song ‘Have Faith’ builds on’ Milkermania’ and the clearly defined sound the the band have honed on the EP, whilst slowing down the pace slightly and touching on elements of Oasis-style Britpop. It’s hard to listen to any of their songs just once, and with more tracks out soon, it will be interesting to see how Milker can follow up their great work so far.
By Joel Durkin
Milkermania is available for free download at http://www.milkermania.co.uk/milkermania