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Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - Hot Milk have today announced three special east coast dates in support of their upcoming debut album 'A CALL TO THE VOID' set for release 25th August 2023 on Music For Nations. The special run of shows, kicking off on Tuesday, May 23 in Boston, MA, will feature support from Lyell. Tickets will be available for purchase on Friday, April 7th HERE.
Fans can also listen to the most recent single "HORROR SHOW" HERE and watch the video HERE. Pre-order the album HERE. Stay tuned for more Hot Milk news coming soon.
Hot Milk have recently finished a tour of South America and will be playing a various festivals this Summer, including Download and Reading + Leeds festivals. They will be returning to the US for a set of 3 special East Coast shows ahead of Adjacent Festival in Atlantic City, NJ.
With 'A CALL TO THE VOID', Hot Milk will launch themselves into the upper echelons of the British rock scene.
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.”