Female-fronted pop punk from… Stroud. Noisy four-piece Milk Teeth have defied small town expectations. Signing to rock music giants Roadrunner Records last year, they’ve joined the holy ranks of Slipknot, Korn, Killswitch Engage and more.
they’ve joined the holy ranks of Slipknot, Korn, Killswitch Engage and more
Last year saw the release of two four-track EPs on Roadrunner, Be Nice and Go Away. The former, aptly showcasing their happier, poppier sounds, with Go Away embracing the more aggressive side of their sonic spectrum.
Lead vocalist and bassist Becky, guitarists Billy and Chris, and drummer Oli became friends when Becky moved to Stroud as a teen. Now, as well as touring their own headline shows, they’re supporting the likes of Enter Shikari and Lower than Atlantis around the globe. Becky answers a few questions for us before Milk Teeth visit Exchange this month…
1. What have you learned today?
Hotel soap bars don’t make great shampoo. My hair looks like spaghetti.
2. Favourite track of all time?
Really? There’s no one singular track but one of them is The Background by Third Eye Blind.
3. It’s 3am and the party is winding down, what track do you play to get everyone going again?
The Killers – Mr Brightside. There ain’t nobody who can fight that singalong.
4. Who are your top three acts right now?
The Distillers because I hear they’re making a comeback and I would sell an organ to see them live. Bad Luck has this song Grow Up, which is a jam and hasn’t left my head for almost two weeks. Our driver out here played this band Lucero the other day, which I’m really into.
5. If you couldn’t work in music, what would you be doing instead?
No idea. When I have more money I’m going to invest in a decent DSLR. I love travelling and I hike a lot outdoors when I’m home, so that’s on the list. I wouldn’t mind working down our local rock climbing centre.
I’m also into fitness, but I think being an instructor would ruin the enjoyment. There’s a company called Refugee Kitchen that do amazing work, which I would also love to be a part of. I just like being outdoors – if someone wants to pay me to hike all over the world, that would be great.
What was the last book you read?
HTML and CSS web coding
6. What was the last book you read?
HTML and CSS web coding. Not the whole thing, I’m revisiting it after my one-year stint at uni. I always found it interesting and it’s another skill to have.
7. Favourite thing on TV?
I recently got into True Blood. The opening titles alone are rad.
8. Are you afraid of anything?
Failure mostly. I hold myself up to a high expectation.
9. Tell us something people don’t know about you…
I can make a three-leaf clover with my tongue. It’s a useless talent.
10. What are you doing tomorrow?
We are currently on tour in America with Enter Shikari and Single Mothers. The shows are great! I’m currently in Florida, so probably chilling in a t-shirt and having a wander.