Photo Credit - Frank Fieber
Wednesday, March 29th, 2023. Manchester, UK - Hot Milk have announced their debut album 'A CALL TO THE VOID' set for release 25th August 2023 on Music For Nations. Pre-order the album HERE. Highlighting today's announcement is the release of lead single "HORROR SHOW" and it's official music video. Listen HERE and watch the video HERE or by clicking the image below.
Speaking on the band's new single, Han Mee shares
"To those on the outside of the lives that we lead, we may look odd, scary and different,,, so what? In their eyes we may be damned, lost, rebellious, and less than. This song accepts that difference, embraces it and shoves it back in their faces. Built to be obnoxious and written to be purposely aggressive, Horror show combines our loves of drum n bass n dirty riffs. fuck it, where are who are like it or lump it.”
WATCH: Official Music Video for Hot Milk's "Horror Show"
For some, it might feel like a long time coming but Hot Milk always knew that when the time came to make their debut album, they had to be ready for it. It will be their loudest statement yet of who they are and what they stand for, an opportunity to show the world what they are made of.
The band have blossomed over the course of three self-produced EPs, this constant stream of releases has meant that Hot Milk were never away from the spotlight – or the stages they call home. Their rise kept accelerating, taking them to stadium support slots with Foo Fighters, the main stages of some of the best festivals Globally, an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel in the US to tours with bands like Pale Waves and their own headline sold-out shows to over 50 million streams of the EPs alone. Crucially, however, they were giving themselves space to find themselves as artists.
The band recorded the album between Manchester, Los Angeles and Stockholm with the bands very own Jim Shaw at the Producing helm for the majority of the record, much like all previous releases. An element that has become so important to the band and allowing them to control just exactly what they want to be as artists.
Tracks on the debut album walk on a tightrope between the humorous and the serious, brimming with what might be called positive nihilism. They’re not so much finding the light in the dark as they are laughing because if they don’t, they’ll cry.
The most important thing for the band, however, is that these songs are written to scream from the speakers of the stage, and for their refrains to be screamed back at them by the adoring, tight-knit community they’ve built. “Live is where I’m happiest, live is where it’s home,” says Han. “We wrote songs with the intention of people going off, making you feel good, opening the pit up, letting go, crying, getting on your mate’s shoulders. It’s church for us.”
Hot Milk have just finished a tour of South America and will be playing a various festivals this Summer including Download and Reading + Leeds festivals.
28 May 2023 - Adjacent Festival, Atlantic City US
09 June 2023 - Download Festival, Donington UK
30 June 2023 - Rock Werchter, Werchter Belgium
01 July 2023 - Main Square, Arras France
07 July 2023 - TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow UK
25 August 2023 - Leeds Festival, Leeds UK
27 August 2023 - Reading Festival, Reading UK
With 'A CALL TO THE VOID', Hot Milk will launch themselves into the upper echelons of the British rock scene.