‘We can start to highlight the importance of sharing real connections with each other’ – Milk Teeth step into the spotlight for the inaugural Lockdown Lowdown.
Three-piece alternative punk outfit Milk Teeth are one of the UK’s most promising emerging artists. Blending punk rock, melodic vocals and grungy undertones, the band are moving through the gears in their accession to stardom. Fresh off the release of their second LP, we asked the band’s drummer – Jack Kenny – a few questions to discuss how these times are affecting musicians and find out a little more about how the landscape of the music industry will look moving forward.
What have you been listening to recently to ease the boredom of being cooped up?
I have been listening to AC/DC and Extreme mostly but have been enjoying seeing what other bands have been putting out during their lockdown!
How have you found the extended period in isolation has impacted your creativity? Have you found it to be a blessing or a curse?
A blessing most days, with a couple of cursed ones thrown in. I try to take it one day at a time and use the free time to create and record but there are days where I struggle with that.
Have you taken to any social media platforms to deliver live performances during this time? If so, how did you find the reception?
In my experience IG live, as well as venue and promoter Facebook pages, are great places to get a live music fix right now. It seems like people have really enjoyed being able to catch more intimate or stripped back set from their favourite bands
Do you think this time will see a rise in ‘DIY’ musicians stepping into the spotlight? Do you think this is a good thing for the industry?
I have seen artists take things into their own hands by creating music at home in isolation and releasing it independently, while labels are releasing splits of bands that share their roster. Promoters and independent businesses are adapting to the times and helping people stay connected by coming together and building communities online.
This is a good thing in both the music industry and life because we can start to highlight the importance of sharing real connections with each other.
How do you think this period will shape the music landscape for the years to come?
I don’t think anyone can really say for sure right now but I am hopeful and more inspired than ever to get back out there.
What is the first thing you are going to do when this is all over?
Go on tour with all my friends!
Have you got a message for any of your fans that might be reading this? Any means by which they can support yourselves/the band at this time?
Go and support your local independent businesses, artists, record stores, bands as they are all in need of your support right now! Pick up your records from them and the bands directly!