The Milk Men release new single Cheap Seats. One of the most talked-about bands on the UK’s live circuit, the single is taken from their much-anticipated fourth album, Spin The Bottle, released on September 9th via www.themilkmenmusic.com.
Cheap Seats is the second song to be released as single from Spin The Bottle, following the R’n’B stylings of the previous single Go Go Baby. Stream and buy the Cheap Seats here.
Cheap Seats is a classic example of The Milk Men’s ability to combine hooks, guitar riffs, and an irresistible groove. Watch the official music video for Cheap Seats here.
As guitarist Adam Norsworthy says: “I had a couple of riffs knocking about for a while and thought they might make two decent songs, but when I sat down with Jamie Smy (The Milk Men’s lead singer) to write it, it was obvious that they should go together in the same song. We started piecing it together and Jamie already seemed to have a title, and a lyrical idea in his head. With Cheap Seats, he was singing all sorts of great ideas, and, once we had the structure, he just took it away and wrote some great lyrics.”
Jamie explains: “I had the title knocking around for quite a while and Adam and I started writing the song around the it which isn’t usually how we work. It’s got a very ZZ Top feel to it but with a good dollop of Neil Young in there too. The subject matter is pure blues. A man feeling very sorry for himself, bemoaning his bad luck and the fact that he was born with a plastic spoon in his mouth. However, as hard as he tries, he can’t get a break and he’s stuck in a rut. Despite all the doom and gloom, he’s optimistic about the future. He’s got a friend who will sort him out. The sun will come out tomorrow.”
Adam continues: “Once we got in the studio and started playing it as a band it was so much fun – Mike and Lloyd got the idea and the feel immediately and it really grooves! We all love Stevie Wonder so I couldn’t resist sticking a clavinet over some sections as a nod to Superstition. I think it’s a tricky song to listen to without tapping a toe!”
The Milk Men, who have made three previous, highly acclaimed albums recorded in the picturesque Surrey countryside at Masterlink Studio. The band enlisted the talents of blues rock production legend Wayne Proctor, who has worked with a dazzling array of well-known names from the UK’s music scene, including King King, Ben Poole, and British rock legend Ray Davies from The Kinks.
On Spin The Bottle, all the band’s talents come together to create their finest album yet. That’s a big statement, especially as their second album Gold Top hailed by many as a blues rock classic, and Deliverance reached the national Top 40 and got to number #9 on the UK Blues Chart. The band are confident that Spin The Bottle will eclipse the reputations of their previous three albums.
“This is a blues rock Thriller, or Rumours,” says Lloyd. “There’s no filler on here – the quality is there from the first note to the last. We felt we could have released any number of tracks as singles. It’s great to know that people will be humming along to every track, because the album is just full of hooks.”
The band’s philosophy is to deliver quality music, on stage and off, whilst letting people know you are having fun. That infectious attitude is all over Spin The Bottle from the big beats of first single Go Go Baby, to the bouncy groove and Elvis-inspired hooks of Fabulous. The band wears their influences on their sleeve, then rolls them up and gets on with delivering an album and live show that is somehow completely unique and unforgettable. “The best band we have ever had here” or “The most fun night we’ve had in ages” are becoming familiar end-of-the-night tributes at Milk Men gigs.
Why not Spin The Bottle yourself, and put some milk in your music? The best blues rock album of 2022 is on its way! Get ready for the Milk Men’s full-phat, gold-topped music delivered in style!