Posts Tagged ‘Bilk’

April 17, 2018
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Irresistibly contagious, scuzzy propulsive, and riotous yelping energy got us hooked on Bilk when the Essex three piece made their debut with Give Up last month. The band, who’ve received support from across the BBC board (Radio 1, BBC Introducing, etc), now follow that first single up with more of their raucous chugging garage rock on Spiked, solidifying themselves as an exciting British act to watch. As before, they remind me of Yungblud and Palma Violets with their buoyant, rugged sound. The track is about spiked drinks and the disconcerting adventures that follow from being an unsuspected victim of such a situation. Re-visit our Give Up feature, here, as we await more rowdy and unruly rock from Bilk.

February 24, 2018
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Brand new Essex indie three piece Bilk released their debut single Give Up today, and we can’t get enough of its scuzzy propulsive, riotous yelping energy. Though Bilk is fresh on the scene, they’ve already received support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, Radio X, and BBC Introducing. Yungblud, Palma Violets, and some Arctic Monkeys embellishes their punky raucous first offering, whose electrifying music video you can watch below. The members of Bilk just turned 18 years old recently, and they like writing honest songs about the world they live in and the things they go through as teenagers living in modern suburban Britain. 

Lead singer Sol Abrahams says the track is about: “The idea of not giving up your aim when you’ve got your surroundings and other things going on in life distracting you. Hence the ‘trying not to flop my college course and then get employed” bit". Give Up is available from iTunes, here.