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HOT MILK ANNOUNCE RUN OF INTIMATE ACOUSTIC SHOWS - DEBUT ALBUM ‘A CALL TO THE VOID’OUT 25th AUGUST VIA MUSIC FOR NATIONS
HOT MILK have announced a run of intimate acoustic performances to celebrate the release of their debut album A CALL TO THE VOID, out 25th August 2023 on Music For Nations.
The band are also embarking on a headline tour this Autumn, playing six shows across the UK including the O2 Kentish Town Forum, London for their biggest headline show to date. For some, it might feel like a long time coming but Hot Milk always knew that when the time came to make their debut album, they had to be ready for it. It will be their loudest statement yet of who they are and what they stand for, an opportunity to show the world what they are made of.
Tracks on the debut album walk on a tightrope between the humorous and the serious, brimming with what might be called positive nihilism. They’re not so much finding the light in the dark as they are laughing because if they don’t, they’ll cry.
A CALL TO THE VOID is the English translation of the French phrase l’appel du vide, referring to the brain’s trick of spotting opportunities to die. It’s the eerie jolt that is felt when you stand waiting for a train and the thought that you could jump, and end your life in a heartbeat, intrudes in your head. It’s that brief moment of being reminded of the fragility of existence.
The most important thing for the band, however, is that these songs are written to scream from the speakers of the stage, and for their refrains to be screamed back at them by the adoring, tight-knit community they’ve built. “Live is where I’m happiest, live is where it’s home,” says Han. “We wrote songs with the intention of people going off, making you feel good, opening the pit up, letting go, crying, getting on your mate’s shoulders. It’s church for us.”
Speaking about the shows, lead singer Han said: “We want to connect with you all and let you hear these songs acoustically and vulnerably in intimate venues and record stores around the country. You will hear the album tracks live for the very first time and we will sign all your shit and just TALK! We have also sorted a piss up in a brewery with our mates at Signature Brew to properly celebrate the debut album being yours.”With A CALL TO THE VOID, Hot Milk will launch themselves into the upper echelons of the British rock scene.
Pre-order the album HERE
You can see Hot Milk at the following dates this Summer:
25th August 2023 - Leeds Festival, Leeds
26th August 2023 - Yes, Manchester*
27th August 2023 - Reading Festival, Reading
28th August 2023 - Fighting Cocks, Kingston*
29th August 2023 - Jacaranda, Liverpool*
30th August 2023 - Rough Trade, Nottingham*
31st August 2023 - The Key Club, Leeds*
5th September 2023 - Signature Brew, London^
*Acoustic Performance and Signing
^Acoustic and Album Release Party
Limited tickets are available now HERE
Hot Milk headline tour dates:
18 November 2023 - SWG3 Warehouse, Glasgow
19 November 2023 - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
21 November 2023 - The Trinity Centre, Bristol
22 November 2023 - O2 Kentish Town Forum, London
24 November 2023 - O2 Institute 2, Birmingham
25 November 2023 - Manchester Academy, Manchester
Tickets available HERE
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