Milk Teeth/Employed To Serve/Wallflower - Glasgow, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut – 30 July 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Allan Maxwell   
Sunday, 06 August 2017 04:30

Last Sunday night saw Gloucestershire four-piece Milk Teeth grace the stage of the legendary King Tuts Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow with their perfect blend of grunge and punk.


Recently signed with Roadrunner Records (home of Slipknot, Black Stone Cherry et al), Milk Teeth are touring in support of their latest EP, ‘Be Nice’. At the time of writing, the vinyl only release is almost sold out of its first pressing. Accompanying them on this ten-date summer tour, which includes four sold out shows, are two completely different bands which all complement each other nicely.


Wallflower - Glasgow 

First up was alt rock band Wallflower, who played to a still relatively empty Tuts. They eased into a short set showcasing songs from their latest EP, ‘Where it Fell Apart’ (released on 18 August), along with songs from their back catalogue. The tempo gradually increased through the duration of the set, was if purposely warming the crowd up for what was about to come.


Employed To Serve - Glasgow 

Next up were Employed To Serve. The Woking "nasty" hardcore outfit were met with a positive crowd response as the venue started to fill. Guitarist Sammy Urwin tells the crowd that's "it's been a long fucking day" so they had better get moving. Commanding the responsive crowd into many pits and a wall of death as if it were their own headline gig. They power through their 30 minute set like a juggernaut, leaving little time between songs. Justine Jones' vocals tear through the air above the guitars, adding to the sheer ferocity. This band have delivered just the wake up call the Glasgow crowd needed. Unfortunately, much to the dislike of the audience, their set had to be cut short just before their last song due to tight time restraints.



Milk Teeth - Glasgow - 1 

As headline act Milk Teeth began to set up their equipment the venue filled, leaving little space to move on the floor. As the band opened with lead track from the new ‘Be Nice’ EP, ‘Owning Your Own Okayness’, you can't help but remind yourself of Nirvana.


The young British band seem to have mastered the quiet loud quiet grunge format of the early nineties that the scene has been missing all these years. Vocalist Becky Blomfields barely needs to sing a word, with the audience belting out every lyric. As they storm their way through fan favourites new and old the energy never stopped flowing. Lead guitarist, Billy Hutton, whose hips had been channelling their inner George Michael all night instructs the Glasgow crowd to wave their arms like they’re at a Wham show. The crowd willingly follow suit.


Milk Teeth - Glasgow - 2 

New single ‘Prism’ sees Blomfield and drummer Oli Holbrook lock in perfect sync during the verses. The crowd were treated to a brief rest period during the beginning of ‘Hibernate’ before the track erupts into an explosive climax. Hit single ‘Brain Food’ had to be one of the stand out tracks, along with ‘Owning Your Own Okayness’.


2017 looks set to be the year of Milk Teeth. Expect to see big things from this band.


  • Milk Teeth play the 234 Festival in Brighton on Friday 26 August.


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