Q&A Scene: Mylk

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?

We have just released our new single Not My Fault, a hooky track about being a bit of a bad luck magnet. We have also released a ridiculous and hopefully entertaining clip for Not My Fault; it’s a one-shot, Birdman-esque video that follows us through a number of shenanigans in a share-house setting. We’ll also be celebrating the release with an exclusive hometown show at the Grace Darling Hotel in Melbourne on August 23. 

How would you describe your sound in food form and why? 

Our sound is like a supermarket sandwhich, prefereably a Coles Chicken and Mayo Sandwich. Not only is that particular sandwich near and dear to our hearts but it also accurately represents Mylk. Simple, affordable and straight to the point, with a supermarket sandwich you get exactly what you thought you were going to get, and in the case of the Chicken and Mayo, it is delicious.

Which of your songs resonate most strongly and why?

It seems that any song with a simple hook and a catchy chorus really resonate with our fans, however any song that can capture a crowds attention or get everyone in a room to dance and sing along resonate with us most strongly though, its all about people getting enjoyment out of what we do!

Tell us a quick, on the road, anecdote.

In early 2018 we went on a ‘tour’ and played a few shows that went surprisingly well in Canberra. We drove from Melbourne to Canberra in a small car with four passengers, a drum kit, two VOX AC30 amplifiers, a bass amp and all of our intruments. Seven hours, three seats and four people doesn’t make for a pleasant drive.

Where do you draw inspiration from?

Anything and everything. It’s never been confined to a few themes or topics, with anything we see or hear having the propensity to trigger us to want to write new songs. It’s funny where you can find inspiration for music, even the smallest occurrences or ideas can somehow transform into songs. We always find the weirdest or most mundane things to be the topic of our songs, for example one of our tracks called Snooze is about hitting the snooze button over and over again on your alarm in the morning.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Imagine being the one to write the song that is sung to pretty much every child from birth. If every child’s first song they ever heard was a Mylk song, then my life would be complete.

What’s next for you?

We want to keep making as much music as we can, and keep playing it wherever and whenever we can. We write and play music because it is our favourite thing to do, so we cant really see ourselves doing anything else, and why would we want to?

What’s your scene?

Nothing better then sitting in a quiet, cheap pub with a few of your closest friends. I want to emphasize cheap.

Nothing better then sitting in a quiet, cheap pub with a few of your closest friends. I want to emphasize cheap.

About Mylk

Lovable indie rockers Mylk have today announced the release of their fun new single Not My Fault, a hooky track about being a bit of a bad luck magnet, set for release on August 8. The group have also released a fittingly entertaining and super endearing clip for Not My Fault; it’s a one-shot-wonder bursting with youth and personality.

Not My Fault is the perfect example of what Mylk is – a bit cheeky, undeniably catchy, with idiosyncratic vocals and colloquial charm.  Not My Fault is an uncomplicated yet extremely effective track, kind of effocative of jangle legend Mac Demarco but still with a unique Mylk spin.  Thrilled to be releasing the track, Nathaniel Peacock, lead vocalist of Mylk says, “It feels great to be releasing this track after working so hard on it for such a long time.  We love the song, and to finally be able to show it to the world is exciting and relieving, hopefully it gets stuck in people’s heads!”  Not My Fault was inspired by a simple melody, and the song was completely written without any lyrics at first.  “It was while jamming the song instrumentally that we just happened to sing the words ‘it’s not my fault’ to the tune of the chorus and the rest of the lyrics just came together.  The lyrical content of the song is not meant to be taken super seriously at all, with the track aiming to be fun and catchy, and something to make people move.”

The clip for Not My Fault is just as eccentric as the band themselves, as the viewer is taken on a spectacularly quirky ride through a classic sharehouse environment with a surreal twist.  Working alongside Jack Wilson-Lee of JWL Productions, there’s puppies, hairdryers in the bathtub, backyard amateur theatre, and more, and it’s all tied together with a wonderfully apathetic performance from Mylk.  It’s tongue-in-cheek, but it has a lot of heart, and it does a great job of convincing the viewer that Mylk would be a pretty fun group of friends to have.  Explaining the inspiration behind the clip, Peacock says, “The video is a bunch of small sketches where different events occur that are seemingly ‘Not My Fault’, this idea of doing multiple lighthearted sketches was our idea from the beginning of planning the video, as well as creating the effect that the video was filmed all in one take.  We wanted the video to emphasise the lyrics in the song, as they do tell somewhat of a story.

Mylk are celebrating Not My Fault with a show at Melbourne’s own Grace Darling Hotel on August 23.  Giving fans a taste of what to expect on the night, Peacock enthuses, “We really take pride in our live performances, and I think we can all say that playing gigs is our favourite part of being in a band and making music.  Mylk gigs tend to be a great time, at least for us, with a fun and safe environment for all encouraged.  We make sure that our recorded music is exactly the same as our live performances in terms of sound, and that the shows give everyone a memorable experience and an excuse to shake yo booty.”

Mylk is Nathaniel Peacock (lead vocals, guitar), Harry Bohmer (lead guitar), Julian Addati (bass guitar), and Ewen Stewart (percussion, backup vocals).

Not My Fault was out August 8.

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