HOT MILK have released their highly anticipated new EP ‘I Just Wanna Know What Happens When I’m Dead’on Music For Nations.
The EP was produced by co-vocalist Jim Shaw & lyrically explores a more personal approach with the band bottling the anxieties and frustrations of their everyday lives. ‘Woozy’ openly tackles depression, ‘Good Life’ takes on societal corruption and the distribution of wealth, while elsewhere the band address the pursuit of happiness in a modern world.
“These songs are honest,” says Han. “I have nothing to hide. It’s the world we live in, it makes people sad. Capitalism. Is it broken? 100 per cent. I’m angry that the fact that we’re sold a world that actually doesn’t make you have inner peace. Humans need love and community and a lot of the time, there is no love and the community has dissolved.”
“We’re angry, both politically and existentially in terms of the system we now live in. But also, we’re angry at the fact that we’re sad quite a lot,” continues Han. “But we’re trying to not just sit there and take it. We’re trying to fix it, by building a family through this band.”
“Life is fragile,” says Jim. “You can’t take things with you, but you can make the best memories. That’s the most important thing in life. Your currency is your memory. What you can take with you is something that absolutely makes the blood pump round your veins and gives you goosebumps,” agrees Han. “That’s what this band is to us. It’s our passion. That’s what this EP is about.”
I JUST WANNA KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I’M DEAD
I Think I Hate Myself
The EP comes with an exclusive range of pre-order merchandise and a limited pressing of heavyweight purple opaque vinyl & CD options too.
The band are currently on tour in the UK, playing tracks from the brilliant new EP and the previous offering, ‘Are You Feeling Alive?’
UK TOUR AUTUMN 2021
8th September Glasgow, UK – Cathouse TICKETS
10th September Manchester, UK – Academy 2 TICKETS
11th September Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute 2 TICKETS
12th September Leeds UK – Key Club TICKETS
14th September Nottingham, UK – Bodega TICKETS
15th September Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach TICKETS
16th September London, UK – O2 Academy Islington TICKETSTickets on sale now
HOT MILK will be playing with the Foo Fighters in 2022
27th June 2022 – Villa Park, Birmingham
2nd July 2022- London Stadium, London
The record follows the success of the band’s first EP, 2019’s ‘Are You Feeling Alive?’, a fizzy collection of gutsy emo-pop which established them as one of the most exciting new bands in the UK. Their 2019 was a whirlwind year that saw them tour with Foo Fighters, Deaf Havana and You Me At Six, as well as playing some of the UK’s biggest festival stages.