The Milltown Brothers are back with a new track, to wet our appetites for their forthcoming new album, due on 31ST of July. ‘Hideaway’ is a belter of a song with a driving beat and melodic guitars (yes guitars), it stands out from all the Radio 1 fodder around now. If this is anything to go by then the album will be very special. Its great to have them back.
‘Long Road’, their fourth studio record and the follow up to ‘Rubberband’, is a CD and a digital release. Recorded in Spain and the UK with producers Mark Jones and Mark Phythian (Coldplay), the new long player features eleven brand news tracks including the lead track ‘Hideaway’ and the eponymously titled album opener and first single ‘Long Road’.
Too many highlights to mention, the new album is without doubt their finest and most complete set of songs to date. From the opening bars of the infectious and aforementioned first single to the tender album closer ‘Alive’, the Milltown Brothers effortlessly combine contemporary English pop with the almost gentle melodies of Roger McGuinn and John Fogerty to great effect.
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01 Long Road
02 Part Of Me
03 Bad Un
06 Don’t Go Crying
09 Boy Kisses The Girl
Formed in Lancashire and still featuring the original line up of siblings Matt Nelson (Vocals / Guitar), and Simon Nelson (Guitar) together with James Fraser (Bass), Barney Williams (Organ / piano) and Nian Brindle (Drums), the Milltown brothers released their critically acclaimed album ‘Slinky’ in 1991. Their debut included the hits ‘Which Way Should I Jump’, ‘Here I Stand‘ and ‘Apple Green’ and went on to sell in excess of 100K copies worldwide. The single release of ‘Which Way Should I Jump’ went on to make the top ten in the US Billboard Alternative Rock Chart, as well as being a huge hit in the UK, Europe and Japan.
The band play the following UK festivals in May and November, additional dates to coincide with the album release will be announced soon.
NOV 07TH ‘SHIINE ON WEEKENDER’. MINEHEAD
(w/ Happy Mondays / Inspiral Carpets / Stereo MC’s and more)