HEAR NEW SINGLE ‘BRAND NEW DAY’
EAST OF ENGLAND TOUR 2022 ON SALE TODAY, WITH DATES ALREADY SELLING OUT FOR DECEMBER UK TOUR
Bilk have today released their brand new rabble-rousing EP ‘Allow It’ With the new EP comes a new single ‘Brand New Day’ and another UK tour announcement.
Arriving via Manchester-based label Scruff Of The Neck, it’s a concise yet punchy body of work from the Essex-trio who have had quite an interesting 2021 so far.
Speaking about the EP, singer Sol Abrahams says, “‘Allow It’ is just real. It’s songs I’ve written about things that have happened to me or the way I feel or whatever. I try and capture the moment of whatever it is I’m talking about in the lyrics so whoever’s listening can relate to it and envision it. This is why I’m well into rap as well as the band music, there’s something effective about saying things literally and telling your own story and your own truth, no fancy sentences leaving you rubbing your chin wondering what I’m going on about, just straight forward tunes about real shit.”
Comprising of six songs, they predominantly blend rapturous pop punk with engaging rap. Frenetic and frenzied, there are however some more docile moments on the EP with ‘Love Is No Easy Game’ showcasing Bilk at their most sentimental and vulnerable.
‘Bad News’ showcases a vibrant combination of the band’s trademark raw energy, rhythmic guitars and earworm vocal melodies, whilst ‘I Got Knocked Out The Same Night England Did’ is a somewhat cautionary tale, the song shows what happens when passion for the game all too often gets out of hand in pubs across the country, which thrived during the Euro 2020 competition earlier this summer. Previous single ‘Billy Big Bollocks’ evidences pulsing percussion and raging riffs which inform frontman Sol Abrahams’ lyrics that depict a stereotypical character who can be found in most small UK towns – “looking for a scrap, a pretty nasty chap.”
Following a riotous return to the stage earlier this summer with two sold out nights at local skate shop and venue Hot Box in Chelmsford, Bilk also performed at Crystal Palace Bowl in front of 8,500 people supporting Louis Tomlinson in August after being personally selected by the pop juggernaut himself, with the singer declaring the trio as one of his favourite new bands.
Bilk have already earned an impressive live reputation themselves after recently being recognised by Clash Magazine who tipped the band as 1 of 6 “must see” acts from over 400 names on The Great Escape festival line up this year. With with dates already selling out around the UK for their full UK tour this December, 6 new dates are revealed for early 2022 all around the east of England. Tickets are available here today.
Bilk’s ‘Allow It’ EP is out now via Scruff of the Neck Records.
Track list1. I Got Knocked Out the Same Night England Did 2. Stop Pranging Out 3. Bad News 4. Love Is No Easy Game 5. Brand New Day 6. Billy Big Bollocks
UK Tour Dates01.12.21 – Garage, Glasgow 02.12.21 – Head of Steam, Newcastle 03.12.21 – Sidney & Matilda, Sheffield 04.12.21 – Muthers, Birmingham 08.12.21 – O2 Academy 2 Islington, London – SOLD OUT 09.12.21 – Night People, Manchester 11.12.21 – The Workmans Club Dublin 17 + 18.12.21 – Molotow Hamburg 27.01.22 – Esquires Bedford 28.01.22 – Hunters Club Bury St Edmunds 29.01.22 – Chinnerys Southend 03.02.22 – Three Wise Monkeys Colchester 04.02.22 – Met Lounge Peterborough 05.02.22 – Voodoo Daddy’s Showroom Norwich
My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.