Peering out from Leeds in England comes the recently created indie-rock band Milk Crimes of Simon, Ellen and Peter.
Unlike the demure imagery of the band Milk Crimes will have you hurtling around the room in a frenetic waving body. Flashes of distinct clarity as suddenly camouflage themselves in cloudy fuzz as the bursting bubbles explode around the ears. Cramming material into tracks that rarely reach two minutes, the trio are able to compress much coil into confined space as sparkling guitars spring into life accompanied by percussion that seems to find the space to wallow in semi-colons.
It is the ability of Milk Crimes to imperceptibly extend time that gives them the intrigue which raises them far above the mundane. With only five tracks I have been able to hear, which are delivered in their début eponymous EP that was released on the 17th and available on bandcamp, my only regret is that there isn’t more.
Still very much finding their feet and discovering trajectory, with instrumentation and vocals switching between the players along with thoughts on one track extending to the best part of three and three quarter minutes, others not reaching one hundred seconds. I most enjoy Milk Crimes when they are in a hurry.
Somehow I am convinced the nomenclature reference does not relate to Margaret Thatcher and the removal of free milk to schoolchildren in the ’70s, in their most springy footstep.
I look forward to discovering more of Milk Crimes in future extrapolations of creativity.
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