EP “I JUST WANNA KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I’M DEAD” OUT 10TH SEPTEMBER 2021 ON MUSIC FOR NATIONS
UK TOUR THIS SEPTEMBER AND FOO FIGHTERS DATES IN 2022
HOT MILK – HIGH RES
“Bubbling with frustration but cut with a The 1975-like lust for life” NME
“Every one of Hot Milk’s moves has felt like a serious statement” Kerrang!
“One of the most exciting new rock acts around” Music Week
“Their singles have coupled indelible melodies with ferocious power” The Guardian
HOT MILK have released yet another brilliant new single “Split Personality”
taken off the highly anticipated new EP out 10th September 2021 on Music For Nations.“Well well well…… this song is about getting lost in the bubble-gum delirium of living in a city where naughty temptation is a constant wolf at the door.” says Han Mee. “It’s about the mood swings between wanting to get absolutely annihilated or having a nice roast dinner and a pot of tea. It’s about being caught up in an atmosphere of wanting to see how far we can push our bodies and wanting to be sedated. Like who even are we? I don’t know…”
The band recently dominated both Reading & Leeds festival and Download Pilot to rapturous reviews and an ever growing audience, all ready for the forthcoming EP ‘I Just Wanna Know What Happens When I’m Dead’.
The EP was produced by co-vocalist Jim Shaw & lyrically explores a more personal approach with the band bottling the anxieties and frustrations of their everyday lives. ‘Woozy’ openly tackles depression, ‘Good Life’ takes on societal corruption and the distribution of wealth, while elsewhere the band address the pursuit of happiness in a modern world.
“These songs are honest,” says Han. “I have nothing to hide. It’s the world we live in, it makes people sad. Capitalism. Is it broken? 100 per cent. I’m angry that the fact that we’re sold a world that actually doesn’t make you have inner peace. Humans need love and community and a lot of the time, there is no love and the community has dissolved.”
“We’re angry, both politically and existentially in terms of the system we now live in. But also, we’re angry at the fact that we’re sad quite a lot,” continues Han. “But we’re trying to not just sit there and take it. We’re trying to fix it, by building a family through this band.”
“Life is fragile,” says Jim. “You can’t take things with you, but you can make the best memories. That’s the most important thing in life. Your currency is your memory. What you can take with you is something that absolutely makes the blood pump round your veins and gives you goosebumps,” agrees Han. “That’s what this band is to us. It’s our passion. That’s what this EP is about.”
I JUST WANNA KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I’M DEAD
I Think I Hate Myself
Split PersonalityThe EP comes with an exclusive range of pre-order merchandise and a limited pressing of heavyweight purple opaque vinyl & CD options too.
15th September Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach TICKETS
16th September London, UK – O2 Academy Islington TICKETS
Tickets on sale now
HOT MILK will be playing with the Foo Fighters in 2022
27th June 2022 – Villa Park, Birmingham
2nd July 2022- London Stadium, London
The record follows the success of the band’s first EP, 2019’s ‘Are You Feeling Alive?’, a fizzy collection of gutsy emo-pop which established them as one of the most exciting new bands in the UK. Their 2019 was a whirlwind year that saw them tour with Foo Fighters, Deaf Havana and You Me At Six, as well as playing some of the UK’s biggest festival stages.
HOT MILK ARE:
Jim Shaw- vocals/guitar