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Milk Buttons Prove Their Musical Worth On Sophomore EP ‘Daffodil’

Milk Buttons

Milk Buttons have fully bloomed. A six-track EP, their sophomore, titled ‘Daffodil’, sees the band shed their skin and drape light on their cataclysmic indie-rock. Everything about the EP appears left-field—from its starkly contrasted guitar tones to its ramshackle melodies, ‘Daffodil’ is an exemplary collection of music.

We’re no strangers to Milk Buttons, having covered the two lead singles in the build-up to the EP’s release. Some Impression is a disciplined construction of apt psych and indie-rock couplings that appeals to both the music nerd niche and rock fans alike. Alternatively, Cosmic Garbage circumvents the blandness of most modern rock through garish tones and complex musical structuring. With all that being said, just know the remainder of the four tracks on the EP don’t hold back on the experimentation.

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The title track, for example, is a much welcomed, brief interval of transcendent and fuzzy guitars that bleed into the aforementioned Some Impression. Opening track, Bright Lights and Strange Bouquets, sets up the EP marvellously—setting the high standard of florid and ambitious indie-rock. Once that bar is set, they don’t fall beneath it at all. The first track is laced with Byzantine time signatures and hyper-real musical extensions.

Milk Buttons’ ambitions don’t fault through the entirety of ‘Daffodil’. They’ve proved their immense musical gift time-and-time again, but this EP remains on a higher level. Things move in slow motion in Milk Buttons’ world. Take the time to listen to what they’re trying to convey through the music itself. Think pensively about the music you’re listening to. Milk Buttons want you to stop and take your time on this track, not let it go by unnoticed.

Stream ‘Daffodil’ below.

Written by Jake Wilton