Artist info

Genre

Rock


Sounds like

doves, BRMC, radiohead


band members

James Sherry - Vocals & Guitar Rick Newick - Drums, Tim Sherry - Guitar, John Craft - Bass, Todd Pickett - Keyboards, Slide Guitar, Vocals, Percussion


Influences

Flying Lotus, The Flaming Lips, the beatles


Unearthed artists we like

Stereoflower, Flower Drums, Mink Mussel Creek


Bio

Blackmilk is James Sherry, Rick Newick, Tim Sherry, John Craft and Todd Pickett. Forming in the hills of Perth Blackmilk have crafted a visceral sound influenced by their infatuation with the song wizardry and melody of the sixties, psychedelia with a wall of sound intensity and rawness often wandering into harmonious territories of three part vocals. The sonic and psychedelic sounds which the tracks lie on work hand in hand with the soulful songwriting of James Sherry emphasising the fact that yes, we are floating in space. Over the past few years they have played with bands such as The Dandy Warhols, The Basics Papa Vs Pretty and British India. DEBUT ALBUM OUT MID 2012! "This is an incredibly accomplished seven-track release. The production on it, recorded in a North Perth house, is simply fantastic. Opener The Nanosecond is a fit of scorching songwriting of the highest calibre. Cliches are not to be found here. Second track Maya starts as a melodic dreamy ditty that works up to a crescendo during the first chorus before settling back into it's groove nicely and building again slowly. Pythia moves into a more experimental arrangement before the rock comes back. Blackmilk have out-done themselves and created a wonderfully lush rock mini-album here." Jason Kenny Drum Media "Showcasing excellent production for a home-recorded release, Blackmilk's Light Body EP manages to call to mind the heady psychedelic rock of the 1970's while still sounding crisp and clear. Maya is a standout track, wrapping the listener in multicoloured layers of dreamy guitar noise. The verse floats, the chorus swells - the overall effect is intoxicating. The Nanosecond is a little more aggressive, mucking around in the dirty energy that makes Blackmilk such a hypnotising live outfit; James Sherry's vocal delivery builds from a soaring call to a near-scream. The boys change direction a little on Pythia, a little acoustic escapade that writhes under a layer of soulful harmonica melodies and lead breaks, without lowering the record's pace. While every track on this EP is a unique experience, there's a certain spacey motif that ties the whole record together nicely - the lyrics are suitably esoteric, adding weight to this feeling. If you like your rock-n-roll a little psychedelic, the Light Body EP is well worth checking out." spaceshipnews.com.au All Enquiries: Tim Sherry tim@blackmilktheband.com +61439962127

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

20 Sep 2012

Triple J
40

You guys are so damn consistent. This new tune knocks away expectations with some dense production and enigmatic twists. Want more.

You guys are so damn consistent. This new tune knocks away expectations with some dense production and enigmatic twists. Want more.

Review

Reviewed by Al Newstead Al Newstead

02 Oct 2012

Triple J
50

Have really on something here, instrumental break beats that are clearly from DJ Shadow's realm and some fuzzy, crackling guitar that remind of UK's Doves - all without sinking into post-rock territory. Neat.

Have really on something here, instrumental break beats that are clearly from DJ Shadow's realm and some fuzzy, crackling guitar that remind of UK's Doves - all without sinking into post-rock territory. Neat.

Review

Reviewed by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

04 Dec 2012

Triple J
30

Radiohead is undoubtedly an influence on this, but that doesn't make it any less interesting and engaging.

Radiohead is undoubtedly an influence on this, but that doesn't make it any less interesting and engaging.