There doesn’t seem to be a month go by when Milk Teeth don’t announce a new series of live dates. Whether it’s trekking around the UK in support of last years marvelous Be Kind and Go Away EPs or going round the USA with Enter Shikari, Milk Teeth have to be one of the hardest working bands in the UK right now.
Tonight finds them at the Buyers Club in Liverpool, and first up are Nervus. Despite a slow start to proceedings, the band soon find their stride and the songs from the new album Everything Dies sound excellent. Despite playing to a sparse crowd as people slowly file in from the cold, Nervus play with passion and energy and certainly keep everyone inside the venue entertained. They close out on the excellent It Follows which, after brief encouragement, produces a wonderful sing a long.
Second on are 90s loving Fangclub. There is a joyful retro feel to their riff heavy grunge worship and they sound absolutely enormous. The rhythm section is brilliantly tight and when the whole band lock in together on the heavier moments it is truly excellent. This band are worth looking out for and expect to see them filling venues this size on their own in the not too distant future.
Milk Teeth take to the stage a little after 9 and roll out a set picking heavily from the new EPs with a few choice cuts from 2016s Vile Child. The crowd is wild for everything they play whether it’s the inescapable pop hooks of Owning Your Okayness, the hardcore tinged Fight Skirt or the lighters-the-air sing along of Swear Jar. In fact the brief lull of Swear Jar is one of the few moments when the flailing of limbs ceases and attention is fully directed toward the stage. This was an excellent set by Milk Teeth and it truly feels like a watershed moment, between this being the final play of some the songs from their early releases and that they’re on the cusp of a second full length in the not too distant future all make this tour feel like the run up to a huge leap. It’s going to be really exciting to see where they land.