© Photo by Simon Holliday
Hello Milo's Planes. First of all who are ya?
We are two Sherrin’s (Joe & Harry) and a Horne (Charlie). We started a band with the intention to RULE THE WORLD WITH ROCK! We started Milo’s Planes around 2012; Milo’s Planes was actually the name of a song I had where I was comparing the behaviours of a woman I used to work with to Milo Minderbinder from Catch-22 and I eventually used it for the project name too; out of laziness.
After deciding I wanted to make the project more of a band thing, me and Harry started working on it, we lived in the same house so could practice and record all the time and are a very natural fit musically, due to the whole brother thing. We've been playing together since we were 6 and 11 years old; our first band was called Testys; Harry played a cardboard box with gel pens and I played guitar and tackled issues such as gardening, genitalia and poo within my lyrics.
Milo's Planes' sound in one sentence?
Angry music made by friendly boys.
Let's talk about the new EP we've premiered on Third Outing. It's a strong, powerful release...
Well, we’re extremely strong and powerful men, if anything we’re too powerful, so it’s no surprise at all you say that; we’re actually known as The Bisons of Bristol. All the tracks were recorded at Bink Bonk studios with Matt Sampson whilst we were recording our second album around April 2015. Matt recorded us live, plugged into a plethora of his lovely amps, which was a delight to record. Matt’s sessions with us gives the recordings a sound much more akin to our live show
It’s much beefier now and we’re chuffed with the results. Besides the noisy LCD Soundystem cover the EP is made up of two poppier B-Sides, which gives an idea of what to expect from the second album; a lot heavier and 'rock' than the first but also melodic with a pop element. The cover was designed by Simon Sherrin, we really like the simplicity of it and the Pink Flag similarities it conjures up, which is nicely fitting as Pink Flag is probably the single most album we’re indebted to.
"Story of my life mate; rouse you into a flustering stupor and finish before you've been satisfied"
Why did you cover LCD Soundsystem's song Movement?
We’re all big fans of the band and had been playing around with it at practice, we’d played it live a couple of times too and knew it’d sound massive recorded with Matt, plus it’s a lot of fun to play; it’s just E. The timing of the release couldn't have been better, with their recent reformation and we’d like to take full responsibility for it.
And what's next? You leave us wanting for some more...
Story of my life mate; rouse you into a flustering stupor and finish before you’ve been satisfied! We’ve got another cover coming out in the near future and then we’re self-releasing an EP at the end of March. The EP will contain two brand new tracks from our second album, as well as a B-side, a couple of remixes and some Lo-Fi demos of some first album songs. We’re in the process of sorting out a little tour for the EP so keep an eye on our Facebook page for gigs. After that we’ll be getting ready to release our second album, which is titled Delivering Business Success! and will hopefully be coming out on vinyl in the summer.
You're based in Bristol. The city is buzzing these days...
Yeah you’re right, must be a higher pollen count in Bristol or something; save the bees!
Good one! Describe to us what's it's like to attend one of your gigs? What should we expect?
You should probably expect to hear nothing from our back catalogue that you recognise. Being a band with an extremely short attention span and too many new songs to deal with we like to play as much new stuff as we can, to keep it fresh for ourselves. As we’ve just been demoing our third album you can expect to hear lots of stuff from that, which is loads riffier and dynamic; as Harry’s drumming has come on leaps and bounds in the last year there’s more of a focus on that. You’ll probably get to hear Joe tune quite a lot and see Charlie power stance in impossibly tight trousers too.