BILK are three working class eighteen year old lads, creating a unique angsty blend of indie, rap and punk from the suburbs of Essex. Their honest social commentary is as real as it gets, reflecting the highs and lows of British youth culture today, clad in Fred Perry and Adidas.
Their debut single Give Up shortly followed by Spiked released at the start of 2018 was championed by John Kennedy at Radio X, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio. Their fresh sound impressed sites such as DORK, The Blue Walrus and a host of overseas blogs.
2018 saw the lads play a host of gigs all over the UK, including opening the main stage at RiZE Festival in their hometown, supporting James Bay, Plan B and Liam Gallagher. The lads are now dropping two singles Next Weekend, shortly followed by Slob, both produced by Duncan Mills (Jake Bugg, Vaccines, Geowolf, The Hunna).
Lead singer Sol Abraham’s talks about upcoming single Slob:
“Slob is a reply to everyone who’s called me a do nothing and a dosser throughout my life. It’s like an acceptance of being a slob but also a bit of middle finger to the people who said I’d do nothing with my life just because I didn’t do well in GCSEs or go to uni or whatever. People only see one side of the story and that’s the smoking weed and sitting about watching tele side, no one sees the side where I’m working hard with my music and grinding at that and I wanted to kind of take out that frustration in a song where I’m just saying fuck it… I am a slob”
Next Weekend echoes the British cycle of escapism through carnage when the weekend comes. The chorus “we’ll just do the same next weekend” is a sentiment that will resonate with all of us.
Sat 13th October – The Horn – St. Albans
Thu 18th October – Moles – Bath
Sat 20th October – Simple Things Festival – Bristol
Sat 20th October – SWN Festival – Cardiff
Thu 25th October – Good Karma Club, Sebright Arms – London
Fri 2nd November – Dark Horse – Mosely, Birmingham
Sat 3rd November – 2Q Festival – Lincoln
Thu 15th November – The Venue – Derby
Fri 16th November – Bush Hall w/ Rat Boy – London
Sat 17th November – The Wardrobe – Leeds