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Taken from MNPR Magazine (Jun 20, 2024)

The Milk Men deliver some funky goodness on brand new single 'Give a Little Love'

The funkadelic blues of "Give a Little Love" is the third single to be lifted from the band's outstanding and critically acclaimed "Holy Cow!" album

by Richard Bolwell


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Known for their sharp sounding (and sharp dressed) live performances and innovative R&B take on the blues-rock sound, The Milk Men have garnered a reputation as one of the most dynamic and enjoyable live acts on the circuit. Holy Cow artwork


The Milk Men, fresh - of course! - from the success of latest and best to date album "Holy Cow!", which made #1 in both the Amazon Blues Charts and iTunes Blues Charts, keep their brand of innovative and ear-catching R&B goodness flowing with "Give a Little Love."


Of the highly infectious new single, the band's singer Jamie Smy says: "This is a funky old track where we get to channel our inner Stevie Wonder! Our great rhythm section, Mike & Lloyd, take centre stage and provide the space for Adam's guitar and my vocals, along with a bit of 70s style clavinet!


The story is simple, a friend giving advice to another - who says men don't talk about their feelings? The lyrics are all about people who moan about their relationships, blaming their other half without looking at their own contribution.



The song asks the question, what are you doing to help the situation? Sort your own house out first. Love breeds love, man - so give a little love!"

The funkadelic blues of "Give a Little Love" is the third single to be lifted from the band's outstanding and critically acclaimed "Holy Cow!" album. It follows on from the rhythm & country blues groove of #1 iTunes single "One Man Band" and the fun rhythm 'n' boogie of "Hungover."


Known for their sharp sounding (and sharp dressed) live performances and innovative R&B take on the blues-rock sound, The Milk Men have garnered a reputation as one of the most dynamic and enjoyable live acts on the circuit.


Comprising former Pirate Mike Roberts on drums, Lloyd Green (son of guitar legend Mick Green) on bass guitar, husky blues-hued singer Jamie Smy on vocals, and the guitar prowess of Adam Norsworthy (also known for his work with The Mustangs), The Milk Men bring a wealth of experience and musical pedigree to their latest offering.


Photo Credit: Rob Blackham
The Milk Men. Photo Credit: Rob Blackham


Drawing inspiration from a diverse range of influences (everything from AC/DC to the aforementioned Stevie Wonder), The Milk Men infuse Dr. Feelgood vibe'd R&B with a modern edge, characterized by their signature attack, energy, melody, bags of hooks and a sense of fun.


The band have also earned five nominations at the UK Blues Awards and were finalists in the UK Blues Challenge, solidifying their status as premier purveyors of British R'n'B talent.


Latest album "Holy Cow!" showcases the band's evolution and raw authenticity, as Adam expands upon. "This album is leaner, tougher, and more dynamic than any we have made before... but still dripping with hooks and some great lyrics. It's very much what we do... just better than ever!"


Jamie Smy adds, "I see this album as having a number of core themes which could all be bracketed under 'the blues' in terms of subject matter, if not musically. Holy Cow! is far rawer than our other albums with less overdubs and less backing vocals, but still packed with hooks, melody, and attitude. It's the closest we've got to The Milk Men live experience in the studio."


You can purchase "Holy Cow" and other merch, including the band's previous albums, here, and you can also purchase the album from Apple Music/iTunes here.

The band's busy 2024 schedule includes a series of live performances throughout the UK (see confirmed dates below), providing fans with ample opportunity to experience their electrifying stage presence first hand.


Don't miss The Milk Men as they deliver the essence of "Holy Cow!" to audiences across the UK.


MILK MEN LIVE DATES
Updates & Ticket Links @ https://www.themilkmenmusic.com/gigs.htm


2024
27 June - The Half Moon, Putney
28 June - Blues At The Bay, Stockton
29 June - Saltburn Blues Club, North Yorkshire
30 June - The Cluny, Newcastle
6 July - Alfold Blues Festival
12 July -100 Club, Oxford Street (Supporting the Dirt Road Band)
20 July - Upton Blues Festival (Riverside Stage, 7.30pm)
3 August- Cambridge Rock Festival
25 August- Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, Colne, Lancashire
14 September - Barleylands Blues Club
5 October- Swanage Blues Festival
15 October- The Music Den, Epping
25 October- Joe Joe Jim's, Birmingham
26 October - Hallelujah 4 Festival, Hartlepool
27 October - The Flying Circus, Newark (4pm)
15 November- Blues on a Friday, The Butler, Reading
17 November- Pizza Express, The Pheasantry, Chelsea
14 December - The Musician, Leicester


2025
1 February - UK Blues Rhythm 'n' Rock Festival, Blackpool Winter Gardens
8 February - Diseworth Blues Club
23 February - VERY SPECIAL GIG ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON!
8 March - Swanage Blues Festival
13 March - Barnoldswick Music & Arts Centre (with the Dirt Road Band)
14 March - Darlington Blues Club (with the Dirt Road Band)
16 March - Half Moon Putney (with the Dirt Road Band)
21 March - St Patrick's, Leamington (with the Dirt Road Band)
22 March - The Musician 2, Leicester (with the Dirt Road Band)
3 May - TBA
21 June - Private Party, York
5 July - Borough Blues Summer Festival, Wales (Headline)
27 September - Louth Blues Club, Lincolnshire
13 December - The Musician 2, Leicester




 
 

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