New duo on the Aussie psych rock front, Milk Buttons, have unfurled their debut release ‘Flowers’, a lush, sprawling and textured track which we’re stoked to be premiering here today.
Milk Buttons is the creation of songwriters Jackson Muir (of Mosman Alder) and Cameron Bower (of Big Dead) with the aid of Nick Broomham (Big Bad Echo) on bass and Alex L’Estrange (Mid Ayr) on drums and co-engineer.
The bold psych-rock debut single reverberates with layered and ominous synths, dynamic guitars and tender yet bittersweet vocals.
“‘Flowers’ is an old tune I wrote in 15 minutes and forgot about for 5 years,” Cameron Bower of Milk Buttons tells Music Feeds. “I only pulled it out again after Jackson asked me if I had anything new to work on, and this one popped into my head.
“It’s a kind of narrative about a river, and nice weather, and unrequited love. It’s got a lot of the elements of music which I appreciate; an odd meter, interesting harmonic schemes which repeat themselves differently over the course of the tune, lots of noise and bittersweet lyrics. I suppose, in that sense, it’s not your typical single, but it’s a good reflection of the work that Milk Buttons has done so far, and hopefully the first of much new work from us!”
“Jackson and I have been making music together in one form or another for quite some time,” he adds. “We’ve always shared songs, enjoyed each other’s work and had long and passionate discussions about the Beatles (I feel sorry for the people who sat there while we talked each other’s ears off about the overlooked merits of George’s songs and the undignified twattery, but the ultimate genius of Paul). Milk Buttons is the most concerted effort we’ve made so far.”
‘Flowers’ will feature on Milk Buttons debut EP Songs for my Butcherbird which is set for release in June. The duo will also play some EP launch shows this June in Brisbane and Melbourne.
Give ‘Flowers’ a spin here below.