milk maid Mostly No (CD, £9.50)label: Fat Cat
Second album from Manchester-based band Milk Maid, headed up by Martin Cohen of Nine Black Alps. · A step up in terms of production, maintaining the same top standards of songwriting as heard on previous release ‘Yucca’. · The band were discovered by Jack Cooper of Mazes, who released a single on Suffering Jukebox before they were signed by FatCat Records. · Frightened Rabbit are huge fans of Milk Maid, and recently recorded a cover of ‘Not Me’ (off the previous album) to release later this year. · Reference points: Mazes, Woods and the Woodsist label generally, The Shins, Guided By Voices, Ride, JAMC. · Headline tour and main support for Steve Malkmus & The Jicks when they play headline shows in Manchester and Leeds, as requested by Steve Malkmus himself.
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