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INTERVIEW: MYLK

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Mylk has been very busy recently with this release, but we are having heaps of fun at the same time! All of us are enjoying hearing all the feedback that people have on our song and love all the support we have been receiving.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Not My Fault”?

Not My Fault is a hooky track about being a bit of a bad luck magnet. It’s got a feel that makes you want to get up and groove along. We aimed to have a bit of a catchy chorus thats easy to remember and sing along to.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

Sitting in a mates room for many hours whilst we were in Canberra on tour, led to us jamming a whole lot. After just jamming out this tune for a little while, Nathaniel (lead singer) started to just say the words, and then the song wrote itself.

How was the filming process and behind the video?

One of our close friends Jack Wilson-Lee of JWL Productions, who has filmed two of our video clips now, helped us bring our crazy visions to life. He, and his crew, made the entire process incredibly simple for us, which was great. The professionalism of the crew, meant that the day went incredibly smoothly, and meant the day was heaps of fun for us.

How was the recording and writing process?

With this track we really wanted a ‘live’ sound to the song, so when people see us they get exactly what they are expecting. To achieve this we decided we would do a live recording, instead of laying down part by part. We love our mates helping us out, so again we used a close friend Austin Del Rio, who has recorded, mixed and mastered our previous songs. He was on board with helping us out again with this track, and made sure we didn’t settle for second best, and really pushed us to get it out at its best.

Has Mac DeMarco and Skeggs influenced your writing? If so, how?

The laid back free nature of Mac DeMarco’s music definitely influenced the sound of Mylk, especially in the lead guitar parts. When we write songs Skeggs isn’t necessarily a band that we consciously note as an influence, but there would certainly be some influence on a subconscious level in the same way that a lot of Australian music that influences us.

How do you go on blending and balancing the comedy with the love for the surreal?

The great thing that we have found out about ourselves, is that we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We are in this for the fun, and want to make sure that everyone else is having fun as well. If someone watches our music video, or listens to our songs and gets a smile and a laugh, then we have done our job.

What role does Melbourne play in your music?

Having three of us growing up in Melbourne and one from Warnambool, and being surrounded by live music for our entire lives has certainly encouraged us to love music, and become more involved in the scene. Melbourne, without a doubt, has one of the most thriving live music scenes, and the some of the small local bands are simply incredible and have encouraged us to join in.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

There is certainly more Mylk on the way. We are preparing to record more, and hopefully produce the best quality music that we can. So keep your eyes out for more music!

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Hopefully there’ll be more music by the end of the year or early next year, there’s no title in mind, but there’s a chance that it will be related to milk in some weird way.

Any plans to hit the road?

No solid plans to hit the road as of yet, but there is certainly some talk about making our way around Australia and spreading the love to the rest of the country.

What else is happening next in MYLK’s world?

This is probably the busiest Mylk has ever been in the time we’ve been playing. With all of us still at university full time, and working part time, we still play as often as we can, and are constantly keeping ourselves busy and looking for the best way to make sure everyone get a little taste of Mylk.

Watch: NOT MY FAULT

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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