It’s been ten years since Milburn’s major label debut ‘Well Well Well’. Now the band, who kick started the Sheffield revival that gave birth to – amongst others – Arctic Monkeys and Reverend & The Makers, are back.
When Milburn parted company eight years ago, it seemed that they would be remembered only as an influence on more successful artists still to come. As a band’s band with a critical, rather than a commercial, legacy, recalled in scrawlings on venue toilet walls rather than stars on walks of fame.
But over time it became clear that this music would not die, stubbornly refusing to take its place in the backwaters of Spotify. Instead the songs reached a new generation; spread by chants of ‘Miiiilburn’ at other band’s gigs and a new thing called ‘Socal Media’.
The Courteeners, Arctic Monkeys and even a One Direction-er fell over themselves to lavish praise on the defunct four-piece. Now thanks to overwhelming public demand Sheffield’s original heroes are back, headlining three massive shows in their hometown.
No-one knows what lies ahead, but we’ll see you down the front.
Catch Milburn live:
Friday April 29th O2 Academy, Sheffield EXTRA DATE ADDED DUE TO DEMAND
Saturday April 30th O2 Academy, Sheffield (SOLD OUT)
Sunday May 1st O2 Academy, Sheffield (SOLD OUT)
Tickets on sale 9am, Saturday 30th January. Available from here