Milk White Throat return with 2020 video ‘Sleepless’ and 3-track EP ‘Hierarchy’
Blurring the lines between genres, Milk White Throat have never been content with pigeonholing themselves into one style of music. Having started out as a thrash/death metal band in the 2000s, the last decade has seen the band evolve, honing in on their individual and group strengths, whilst sticking to their guns as far as variety goes, and the three songs that make up 'Hierarchy' are no different. Their most exciting, mature and melodic effort to date, progressing on from 2018 album 'House On Fire'.
The video for 'Sleepless' is also a proud moment for the band, being the 2nd official music video after 2015's video for 'Under Duress'. Produced by Wild Stag Studio (Fatboy Slim, Black Peaks, Toska), and filmed within the depths of London's legendary alt / metal music venue The Underworld in Camden Town, Sleepless' ethereal setting brings impactful focus to the track, the band and their musicianship.
Whilst the EP is not lyrically conceptual, the subject matter is thematically consistent. The songs represent an individual's fragility and their attempts to reconcile themselves with the world around them as well as the world within them, with each song representing a different perspective. Each track also showcases a different musical approach, with 'Closed Eyes' kicking things off in a calmer, more melodic fashion than the band have usually elected to pursue, followed by lead-track and single 'Sleepless' which early listeners have made comparisons with Deftones, closed by title track 'Hierarchy', taking the listener on a journey through a host of different sections and dynamic changes, with the frenetic tempo being the main constant.
2020 has been an incredibly tough year for many, and MWT are no exception. With the EP engineered and produced back in 2019 by Mark Roberts (Black Peaks, Toska, Broker, The Physics House Band), and the band braced to release with their sights set on a year of nationwide touring and new music, the unexpected arrival of Coronavirus hit, unable to meet as a band, causing a 6 month delay to the release.
Over the years Milk White Throat have performed across a variety of venues around the UK, including Brighton's own Mammothfest (various venues) and Concorde2, London's Camden Underworld, and Oxford's O2 Academy. Following the release of House of Fire, the band played a string of shows alongside bands such as Rosetta,Time the Valuator, WHORES, and are determined to add to these with the release of Hierarchy in 2020. Milk White Throat are now actively taking bookings for future shows and hoping for a healthy return to action as soon as the music industry is allowed to return to some kind of normalcy. Expect to find the band on tour in 2021.