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Hot Milk are an emo power-pop duel fronted band from Manchester, England who sing sad songs with happy melodies.

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With their new EP, The King and Queen of Gasoline arriving on 5th August 2022, ‘Teenage Runaways’ gives us another example of what to expect (after recent single ‘Bad Influence’). Let’s disassemble this packed single because there is plenty going on. We start off with some fuzzy bass and a solid beat that quickly leads […]

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With some pretty visceral lyrics and a rhythmic riffing dark sonic backdrop, ‘Bad Influence’ is a heavy-hitter from Hot Milk. The flaming crown artwork to accompany the single promises exactly what you’ll find inside the jewel case, it’s a tenebrous and twisted track indeed. In terms of hotmilkyness, there’s little doubt with the energetic chops […]

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This year has seen an amazing and dazzling stream of new music and fiction, which we’re exited to review in our end of year highlights. It has also been a terrible year as we lost one of the most amazing humans we have ever met. As the singer and guitarist in Delays, Greg Gilbert made […]

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To tease the release of a new five-track EP, I Just Wanna Know What Happens When I’m Dead, which lands on 10th September – ‘Split Personality’ is a throbbing fuzzy track that expands on the Hot Milk vocabulary. The song, like the video (which may not be suitable for people with photosensitive conditions), is urgent. […]

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Manchester’s Hot Milk are a dual-fronted “emo power-pop” band who blend all-out rock tracks with neat electronic flickers. ‘Glass Spiders’ fits the band ethos of writing sad songs with happy melodies, neatly slipping desolate lyrics into a pleasing three-and-a-half-minute track. The vocal duelling works well for this band, who compare well to the likes of […]