Los Angeles trio Milly share brand new offering ‘Illuminate’, set for release March 30th via cult indie label Dangerbird Records (Grandaddy, Swervedriver).
Taken from a productive East LA recording session in the summer of 2021 with producer Corey Coffman (Gleemer), ‘Illuminate’ manages to enlarge the group’s huge choruses and massive guitars, yielding one of their most satisfying songs to date.
Milly’s expansion from what started as a solo vehicle for the songs of Brendan Dyer, to a core three-piece lineup including Spencer Light and Yarden Erez, is more evident than ever in its full-colour, widescreen panorama. Beginning with a guitar-hero-ready riff, Brendan lullabies the listener through the song’s verse, bouncing on the interplay of his and Spencer’s guitars before delivering a singalong chorus, built for the catharsis inevitable as Milly returns to the live circuit this week.
Marking their first new material since 2021’s ‘Wish Goes On’ EP, which drew immense acclaim across the press landscape (NME, NPR, Clash, Paste, Gigwise, Beats Per Minute), ‘Illuminate’ reflects Milly’s immense sense of promise, with the band’s debut album set for release later this year.
Detailing their new effort, frontman Dyer explained: “It’s about the comfort found in self expression and reminding yourself who you are by acts such as putting your favourite posters up on your wall or rearranging your room. It was written in a time when free-time felt unlimited (2020) and I was staying up late self-reflecting. I was listening to Title Fight’s ‘Floral Green’ nonstop at this point, while also reconnecting with some records of my youth such as Hawthorne Heights’ ‘Silence in Black and White’.”
Milly’s ‘Illuminate’ (single) is out now via Dangerbird Records and will be available on all digital platforms.
Milly is Brendan Dyer (lead vocals, guitar), Spencer Light (guitar), Yarden Erez (bass), Zach Capitti Fenton (drums)