Released: 5th December 2011
Label: Big Salad Records
TL;DR: I’M IN LOVE. 9/10
Milk & Biscuits is a Brighton based collective led by Matthew Davis and Max Earle of ‘weird rock band’ Restlesslist. The other contributors also have names; they are Marc Beatty (Brakes), Matthew Twaites (The Electric Soft Parade), Jen Dalby (Jennifer Left), Kayla Bell (Foxes!) and Thomas White (The Electric Soft Parade/Brakes).
If you’re a fan of all things off the spectrum and a bit different from the regular shit you play on your iPods, then you need to get this. Its dream/drone in the sense of a hazy dream that literally goes on for hours and makes little sense, even after you’ve killed the Polar Bear with the arm of Chuck Norris. But despite the eccentricities, it still retains a lot of catchy and charming hooks and an atmosphere that could only be physically accessible if you took the most loveliest LSD pill ever.
We begin with Jonny’s Grove, an introductory track that succeeds in…introducing you to the world of Milk & Biscuits and their dreamy/droney ideals. Featuring a laggy, deep cry from the synth, contrasted perfectly with the innocent twinkles of stardust that sweeten up the overall sound of the track. To stop myself from confusing the hell out of you and eventually myself, I shall stop with the euphoric words.
Following track Rivers is the first proper ‘track’ of the LP. Including a repetitive acoustic riff, and unisex vocals that haunt the overall tone, giving it a slightly dark, yet is still bright enough for the listener to bob their heads to. If you’re a fan of Crystal Stilts, or Beach House or a similar band, you MUST check out this LP because YOU WILL LOVE IT.
It’s a simply wonderful LP, the way it seems to meander through the speakers and into the open air with its silky smooth and fluid notions is truly exciting. I’ve already replayed this LP five times since it arrived yesterday, it’s that good. It just has this overwhelming joyous effect on you, how Milk & Biscuits are releasing their debut album now is beyond me, because they sound as if they’ve been going on for years. This LP is backed up with astounding production quality, so there’s simply no reason why you shouldn’t listen to it. Fantastic.