Over the past month, fast-rising Manchester stars Hot Milk have been using their social platforms to tease new music. And if you’ve seen them supporting Pale Waves recently, you would’ve noticed a new song or two littered into their setlist.
Now, the next chapter of the band is finally here, with the release of their catchy new single Bad Influence, a song vocalist / guitarist Han Mee reveals is close to home. The track will be lifted from their upcoming EP, The King And Queen Of Gasoline, which is due in August.
Here, we chat to Han and fellow vocalist / guitarist Jim Shaw about the new track, what we can expect from the EP as a whole, and how long it will be until we finally hear their debut full-length album…
Hello, Han and Jim! You’ve just dropped new single Bad Influence – does it feel like you’re back with a bang?
Han: “I think release day felt so far away but all of a sudden it’s here, so I don’t think we’ve really thought about it – it’s just like, ‘Oh shit, it’s here!’ But yeah, the song has got a big fat riff in it which, I guess, is new for us in a way. When we played it live on tour, it just went off – which I think is a good sign, right? All we ever want is for our songs to make people go, ‘Oh fuck, this song! Yeah, this fucking song…’ and so I think this one does bring us back with a bang.”
Jim: “Yeah, it’s definitely one of my favourite songs to play. I don’t even know if that’s because it’s new, or just because it’s a fun one to play. But we got big old circle-pits for it on tour with Pale Waves, which was pretty gnarly. So yeah, I think if you want to quantify it that way, then we are back with a bang!”