Manchester’s Hot Milk are back and ready to create a ruckus with their new EP out in August and they’ve already dropped the lead track.
Telling a story of tearaways, delinquents and being the King & Queen of their own dark underworld all the while fighting the patriarchy.
If you’re looking for some infectious rage that can only come from being the outcasts who are taking back control to create a movement of their own you need to spend some time with Hot Milk. The duo’s forthcoming EP The King And Queen Of Gasoline produced by the band themselves is due 5 August 2022 on Music For Nations.
The six-track EP follows on from 2019’s Are You Feeling Alive? and 2021’s I JUST WANNA KNOW THAT HAPPENS WHEN I’M DEAD which not only garnered 30 million streams, it propelled them into the spotlight with both critical acclaim and winning tours with the Foo Fighters, The Band Camino, Pale Waves among others.
The lead single Bad Influence and its dark and slick new video are out now. Talking about the track Han Mee, one half of Hot Milk’s vocalist and guitarist team, shares “we’ve been told we’ve been a bad influence since we were kids, so u know what, maybe we are? but it’s only coz we have a thirst for life n go against the traditional.” Jim Shaw continues “We were made to feel bad for following our hearts n our passion, we got ousted by family and by peers for being who we are. We know where we’re going and what we want and it’s to be open, happy and live fast n free.”
The King And Queen Of Gasoline EP creates a storyline of overcoming resistance from control, whether it’s parental or relationships that have evoked feelings of being stifled and judged. These themes are threaded within the music which has become a lifeline to the band. Jim Shaw explains “We wanted to personify this feeling of oppression and give it a face, the bunny cult you’ll see visually throughout the record gives us something to rage at.”
“The record has come straight from our veins, written and produced by us in a bedroom in Salford” continues Han Mee. “This has been a labour of love, almost hate and therapy all in one. Through this record, we want to create n intentional space where liberation and the ability to be free of expectation can be lived. We are the King and Queen Of Gasoline. The best at nearly ruining it all, fucking up and everything nearly going up in flames.
The King and Queen of Gasoline will be available on CD, white opaque vinyl, and a limited edition translucent red vinyl available exclusively through the band’s store. (Link Here)