Milk White Throat – Closed Eyes


Brighton progressive rock / metal trio Milk White Throat are rounding up 2020 with the release of new single and video ‘Closed Eyes’, an impactful explosion of sound and light. The 7 and a half minute crescendo of a release follows on from the band’s August single ‘Sleepless’, as the second of a trio of powerful and progressive tracks making up their September EP Hierarchy.

Powerful, thrilling, magnificent, emotional, bleak and abrasive are just some of the media and fan responses received worldwide since the release of Hierarchy, which can be streamed / downloaded on all platforms now, and is best served turned up loud, in full:
“There’s a dose of Deftones within this Brighton three-piece, but it’s just a jumping-off point as the three tracks undergo emotional trials in real-time, amidst dynamic and dreamy bursts that unfurl to a genuine beat” – Metal Hammer
“Closed Eyes has a great motion about it, diving between prog rock and straight metal, all enveloped in magnificent vocal harmonies” – 9/10 – PowerPlay Magazine
Blurring the lines between genres, Milk White Throat have never been content with pigeonholing themselves into one style of music. Having started out as a thrash/death metal band in the 2000s, the last decade has seen the band evolve, honing in on their individual and group strengths, whilst sticking to their guns as far as variety goes, and the three songs that make up ‘Hierarchy’ are no different. Their most exciting, mature and melodic effort to date, progressing on from 2018 album ‘House On Fire’.
Both ‘Closed Eyes’ and ‘Sleepless’ have marked a proud moment for the band, being the 2nd and 3rd official music videos after 2015’s video for ‘Under Duress’. Produced by Wild Stag Studio (Fatboy Slim, Black Peaks, Toska), filmed within stripped back settings, bringing impactful focus to the track, the band and their musicianship.
Whilst the EP is not lyrically conceptual, the subject matter is thematically consistent. The songs represent an individual’s fragility and their attempts to reconcile themselves with the world around them as well as the world within them, with each song representing a different perspective.
Over the years Milk White Throat have performed across a variety of venues around the UK, including Brighton’s own Mammothfest (various venues) and Concorde2, London’s Camden Underworld, and Oxford’s O2 Academy. Following the release of House of Fire, the band played a string of shows alongside bands such as Rosetta,Time the Valuator, WHORES, and are determined to add to these with the release of Hierarchy in 2020. Milk White Throat are now actively taking bookings for future shows and hoping for a healthy return to action as soon as the music industry is allowed to return to some kind of normalcy. Expect to find the band on tour in 2021.