Here’s the “difficult” second full-length album from UK four-piece Fightmilk. It’s called Contender, which is also the title of the opening “song”, one of the three interludes on the record – the other two are called Tender and Bartender, which immediately illustrates that the UK indie rockers are good at the language game. According to Lily (vocals / guitar), Alex (guitar), Healey (bass) and Nick (drums), the new songs are louder & quieter, stupider & more serious – those things go together – than their previous work, but expect radio-friendly pop punk with entertaining lyrics and enthusiastic vocals. Out now digitally, on CD and vinyl LP through Reckless Yes. Listen to stand-out track Hey Annabelle! below.
RIYL Martha, Nervous Twitch, Dream Wife, Dude York, Fresh. Add to wantlist: Bandcamp
Bonus: Watch the fun video for I’m Starting To Think You Don’t Even Want To Go To Space.
“You said one day you’d fly me to the moon // These days you just make sad songs in your room // It started out as a golden opportunity // But moonwalking isn’t what it used to be”