Leeds based 8 piece collective who list ten band members and say they have more in common with Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds than Arcade Fire take inspiration from cheese, Kurt Cobain and strawberry milk in varying measures to bring you their new single 'Ingrid Won't Smile'. Former Introducing debutantes at Reading & Leeds 2009 with a Maida Vale session under their considerable belts press on with a quest to "Write the perfect pop song for people who don't like pop music." (Rather like trying to make someone like Marmite then, or feeding those prone to anaphylaxis, or hypersensitivity, a bag of dry roasted!)
With a slightly skewed turn of phrase and an acute ability to create innovative harmony Milk White White Teeth chase the educated types keen on the 'Intel-Pop Genre'. Using "Lyrics chosen for aesthetics and the moods they create, as opposed to direct story telling" Jon Crabbe and Barrie Wilson, the original cofounders of the assemblage, set out the frame on which the rest of the troupe add the fabric. Richly textured, beautifully layered and never unnecessary, their sound combinations, and sometimes quirky instrument choices, add to the quality compositions.
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