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Listen To King Stingray’s Upbeat New Single, ‘Milkumana’

King Stingray just stay winning, hey?

The surf-rock group, who made their impressive debut in October 2020, have delivered a new single this week – another bright insight into the collective’s tight grasp on music and its delivery. Blending English and Yolŋu in with uptempo rhythms and bright production, ‘Milkumana’ is an effortlessly charming and spirited offering from the young group who is properly making waves.

The song is the third release from King Stingray, following on from ‘Get Me Out’ and their breakthrough single ‘Hey Wanhaka’ last year.

The video for ‘Mikumana’ – which in Yolŋu Matha language means ‘to show, share or pass on knowledge through stories and song’ – was filmed in North East Arnhem Land.

Directed by King Stingray’s guitarist Roy Kellaway and Sam Brumby, the ‘Milkumana’ video features elders Mangatjay Yunupingu and Malŋay Yunupingu, and puts their hometown of Yirrkala front and centre.

“It’s about leadership and mala wangany – we are all one and in this together,” King Stingray have said of their new music.

“We are all living under the same sun, sailing in the same boat, towards a brighter future. It’s about role models and the importance of setting good examples for the new generation.”

Watch the video for ‘Milkumana’ below:

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