The band are outspoken about what they believe in and launched an attack on Boris Johnson at the Reading Festival last year, while they’re also known for their strong support of the LGTBQ+ community and mental health services.
And while their second album, titled Milk Teeth, will be released on 27th March 2020 via Music For Nations/Sony and isn’t necessarily political – it does shake a stick in that direction. “It’s not political in the traditional sense,” said vocalist/bassist Becky Bloomfield. “It also touches on the implications of feminism and women’s rights in my life. I guess you could say it’s more about the politics of self.”
It’s been four years since their debut LP Vile Child hit the shelves, but with three other EPs to their name this isn’t a band who have been enjoying a relaxed time of it.
Milk Teeth came about because of a low point in Bloomfield’s life and career with the band – and it was sparked about through a conscious change of heart. She added: “I’d got to a place where I didn’t think my opinion was valid.
“But then I decided I needed to write about the things that had been so difficult during that period, personally and professionally, in order to take the band forward and make our definitive musical statement.”
Transparent is the product of that change of mind and comes across as a lot lighter, more confident and self-assured. “It’s facing a different direction. It took a long time to build myself back up and not feel miniscule, so it’s more like ‘fuck you – I’m not going to be taken for a mug!’”
Their next run of live dates will kick off in April and features nine shows in 10 days. Check the dates out below:
April 1st – Tunbridge Wells, The Forum
April 2nd – London, O2 Academy Islington
April 3rd – Cambridge, The Portland Arms
April 5th – Brighton, Patterns
April 6th – Norwich, Waterfront
April 7th – Leeds, The Key Club
April 8th – Newcastle, Think Tank Underground
April 9th – Glasgow, King Tuts,
April 10th – Manchester, Academy 3