Who Are You?: Milk Disco

Within the pages of Issue 13 you’ll find a section dedicated to introducing the most exciting bands within the UK and abroad, a section that asks these bands to briefly introduce themselves and the music they make. This Introduction has a purpose, to set your mind, fingers and ears to work as you hunt down their sounds. When we spoke to these bands, We dug a little deeper and encouraged answers that simply wouldn’t fit within the pages of the magazine. With one stone and two birds we bring you the full interview with Milk Disco, as well as an introduction to the music they’ve been making.

Milk Disco Press Shot

Hey Milk Disco, can you tell us who you are and how you came to be?

Milk Disco are myself (Matt), Dan, Sacha, Bruce and Matt M. We started out wanting to make very simple dance music with just Dan (guitar) and a drum machine. We played a few shows just the 2 of us to a backing track we recorded and it just grew naturally and really quickly. We played our first gig as a full band in September 2016 and haven’t stopped since. A lot has happened in the last 6 months.

Youve recently put out your track ‘Welcome to the Milk Disco”. Can you tell us about it?

 The whole point of that song was to be as bare bones as possible and make something pointlessly simple. It started off in a rehearsal room with 1 bass note playing for 20 minutes and just the two of us playing drums and guitar. It’s basically still the same arrangement from the first time we played it.

Your reputation has been built on playing basement shows in London, how did those shows come about?

we’ve played some strange places…There’s a few ‘newer’ venues in London that lack any personality. A lot of promoters clearly don’t give a shit or know how to organise a good night. There’s a few venues in South London that are really on top of things, I guess that’s why it’s a great hub at the moment.

The London scene of bands is flourishing at the moment, is it exciting to be a part of?

it’s really exciting. Musicians, artists, venues are supporting one another. It’s really cool to see all of these bands creating a good atmosphere for themselves and other people.  It’s always good to be part of something communal.

Can you tell us something you really like?

Clear ideas, strong narratives, good songs, tea, sleep and sister sledge.

Something you really dislike?


What can we look forward to in the next 12 months?

Who knows? Maybe it will all go really well and we can just make more and more music and keep creating things of great quality, which is the most important thing to us as individuals and as a band.

SY13 Who Are You?

is a double page spread in Issue Thirteen which can be found in print here.