Hot Milk - Are You Feeling Alive? - EP Review
Hot Milk - Are You Feeling Alive? - EP Review 9
Hot Milk - Are You Feeling Alive? - EP Review 9
Hot Milk - Are You Feeling Alive? - EP Review 9
Hot Milk - Are You Feeling Alive? - EP Review 9
Hot Milk - Are You Feeling Alive? - EP Review 9
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Hot Milk has arrived, this punchy driven Pop-Punk-Rock package has delivered a four-track EP of kick-ass tracks that highly addictive and impossible to ignore. Are You Feeling Alive? Is a statement of intent from the Manchester quartet that has pure quality written all over it for both a band so young and so fresh to this business we call show.

I had the pleasure of chatting with one half (Jim Shaw) of the dynamic duo that is the focal point of Hot Milk on their recent UK Tour supporting Deaf Havana, I know the guys believe 100% in this EP and what they have brought to the fore with a hard-hitting debut. You are immediately caught up in the quality of the production, the songwriting and ethereal performance and vibe you get from Hot Milk. ‘Awful Ever After’ hits you right between the eyes with its huge sounding melody as the dynamic duo work well together tossing vocals between them, which is part of the charm of this powerhouse quartet.

For a band so fresh to the scene, they have a wealth of quality within delivering with four highly energetic numbers that pack a punch, self-titled track ‘Are You Feeling Alive’ is equally addictive with its banging sing-along chorus, if you like your Emo, Pop, Punk, Rock then Hot Milk are for you. A pretty flawless debut will turn more than a few heads, as these guys are en-route to world domination it seems.

Not only have the racked up some substantial supporting tours thus far, but they’re also only opening up for the freaking Foo Fighters this summer on their UK slots.

‘Take Your Jacket’ and ‘Wide Awake’ wrap up a slamming debut from this talented bunch and leave you gasping for more. No doubt these guys will go from strength to strength and Are You Feeling Alive? Is only the start.

Out May 3rd if you like your Milk Hot, then these guys are for you.


‘Are You Feeling Alive?’ Tracklisting
Wide Awake
Take Your Jacket
Are You Feeling Alive?
Awful Ever After

You can see Hot Milk at the following dates:

3rd May- Facedown, London (record release show)

Festival dates
4th May- Live at Leeds Festival
5th May- Stag & Dagger, Glasgow
9th May The Great Escape, Brighton
25th May Slam Dunk Festival, Leeds
26th May Slam Dunk Festival, Hatfield
15th June- Download Festival, Donnington


Supporting Foo Fighters
17th August Glasgow Summer Sessions, Glasgow
19th August Vital Festival, Belfast
21st August RDS Arena, Dublin

23rd August Leeds Festival
25th August Reading Festival

The band previously released single ‘Awful Ever After,’
as well as supporting You Me At Six in Europe and supporting Enter Shikari at their Brits Week War Child Show in London.

Hot Milk is Jim Shaw, Han Mee, Tom Paton, Harry Deller

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