Milkwood are a new act to grace the net-waves of Folk Radio UK’s Frukie stream. We feel they have something very special to offer, so who are they?
We are all in our early 20s, are based in South East London and have been playing together as a three-piece band for two years. Our influences are diverse, including 60s folk and blues (Renbourn and Jansch, Fairport Convention, Neil Young), alongside early punk rock, post-rock, Americana and various lo-fi genres. We like to experiment with different instrumentation and now use violin, melodica, e-bowed bass, and organ as well as the old faithful drums, bass and guitar.
We started off playing local gigs around New Cross and Deptford. In 2007 we recorded a 6 track EP Fences at Cainer studios in Archway, which we followed with a string of gigs across the city, including opening for Ray Raposa of Castenets at the Brixton Windmill. Last autumn we invested in some recording equipment and made our first full-length album, all of its ways, which we have self released.