Wednesday 3 December 2014

Milton Star

Ralph's been checking out Scottish band Milton Star prior to giving their excellent track Salvation a spin this Sunday on his Radio KC Indie Show.

Milton Star are Alan Wyllie and Graeme Currie who write and record their unique blend of indie and dark country in a converted church in darkest Fife. 


Alan and Graeme's collaborations date back through many incarnations of live bands to the early days of post punk and a band called Thursdays who were signed to Fast Records. After some years spent out of the music scene, they came back together in 2010.

Reinvigorated by a mutual dissatisfaction for what they describe as a "mostly insipid modern music scene" Milton Star picked up the gauntlet to produce sweet structured melodies carried by an expansive tremolo wall of sound and a dark soul.

With shades of Soulsavers and Mark Lanegan evident, Milton Star's debut single Salvation is the perfect marriage between brooding vocals and shimmering guitars underpinned by a driving beat. 

It's a David Lynch-esque soundscape with an Edwyn Collins-like Americana vibe...mean and moody guitar and silky smooth vocal with an underlying menace - ye canny whack it!

Don't miss listening to Over You - it's how the late and eternally great Lou Reed would sound if he came fae Fife, braw...tell yer Maw!

Milton Star - Sorryville Teaser from Cactus ID on Vimeo.

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