Premiere: Meet Pure Milk and their v-important new single, I Know (Thank You)
"I Know (Thank You) is a song about loving and looking after all the people that matter most, including yourself."
Header photo by Claire Dalton.
In case you're yet to be acquainted, Pure Milk are an emerging indie three-piece from the land of Gold Coast, who over the last twelve months or so, have seemingly gone from success to success - supporting sweater curse and BUGS and grabbing a heap of love from both triple j and triple j Unearthed being just the start. In 2019, they look to expand on this and further rise, kicking off their year with a great and v-important new single, I Know (Thank You). It's "a song about loving and looking after all the people that matter most, including yourself" according to the band, bringing messages of mental health and caring for yourself (and those around you) and combining them with an easily accessible and light-hearted indie-rock sound. It's a far cry from their prior, more punk-influenced stuff but it shows their versatility and songwriting skillset without sacrificing a good message or the shadings of their former, heavier self that come and go underneath, signalling a very exciting time for a very exciting band.
They've got more music on the way and a show or two on the horizon, so take a listen to I Know (Thank You) and meet Pure Milk a little better below:
Tell us about yourself?
Pure Milk kind of began when Dylan, Nathan and Myself met at a party in high school. For ages we’d chat about making a band but didn’t really get around to doing anything until after graduation, where we jammed and created these super rough demos in my garage. That was probably 4-7 years ago and ever since then everything’s just been improving, we’re a five-piece now and have been writing and playing better than ever.
What’s the vibe music-wise?
The first music we released was pretty damn punky but I think we’re starting to expand into new territory with this release - I guess you could say we’re going indie rock. The vibe we were going for with I Know (Thank You) is kind of like the feeling you get when you have a really good DnM with your best friends at the end of a party: it’s wholesome, homely, and makes you know you have a lot of people caring about you.
What are your production and writing processes like?
Ooft, usually I write some really basic demos by myself before sending it over to Dylan and seeing what he thinks. If we’re both onboard we’ll just spend days writing the song together, changing the structure, adding guitars, we try so many different ideas until we sit on something that’s perfect for us. The DIY recording aspect of Pure Milk is really important, we still record everything in my garage. It's great because the songs remain real personal to us, they're full of the character and love we put into them and we can't imagine doing it any other way.
Can you tell us about your latest single, I Know (Thank You)?
I Know (Thank You) is a song about mental health, looking after your friends, and more importantly looking after yourself. It took months to make and it’s probably the longest we’ve ever spent writing a song, we’d try a heap of ideas but nothing seemed to give it the emotional weight we wanted to see. I honestly can’t remember what changed but one day it just clicked and everything fell into place. It’s my favourite song we’ve ever written; it means so much to me and I’m really excited for y’all to hear it.
Any shows coming up?
Yeah definitely! We’re playing at The Bearded Lady on the 17th of February with Perth artist Noah Dillon and our dear friends Sacred Blue, we’re so excited it should be a really good night. We also have a few big Gold Coast and Byron gigs that are gonna be announced real soon.
What does 2019 have in store for you?
Honestly, we have so much freaking music to release for you guys. At this point we easily have an album of songs ready, I don’t know if we’re going to do an album but we’re definitely going to keep pumping out singles and touring as much as we can. It’s going to be a big year I can feel it and we are all so excited.
Where can we find more of your music?
You can find us absolutely everywhere but Spotify is the best place to find, give us a follow if you can too so you can keep up with any news we have.