Hot Milk have just dropped their brand new track ‘Bad Influence‘, which is the start of a brand new era for the Manchester duo.

Fronted by Han Mee and Jim Shaw, Hot Milk are back and ready to tackle ‘overcoming resistance from control‘ on this new EP.

Mee spoke on the meaning of the new track ‘Bad Influence’; ‘We’ve been told we’ve been a bad influence since we were kids, so you know what? Maybe we are. But it’s only ’cause we have a thirst for life and go against the traditional.

Shaw continues; ‘We were made to feel bad for following the our hearts and our passion, we got ousted by family and by peers for being who we are. We know where we’re going and what we want and it’s to be open, happy and live fast and free.’

This is the debut single to be released from their upcoming third EP release ‘The King and The Queen of Gasoline’, which is to be expected on August 5 via Music For Nations. This is the first single to drop from Hot Milk, since their angsty effort ‘Split Personality‘ in September last year.

Watch the video for ‘Bad Influence‘ below!

‘The King and Queen of Gasoline’ is set to have a grand total of 6 tracks overall. The duo spoke on the new era of the band stating; ‘We wanted to personify this feeling of oppression and give it a face, the bunny cult you’ll see visually throughout the record gives us something to rage at.’ explains Jim Shaw.

Han Mee continues on; ‘The record has come straight from our veins, written and produced by us in a bedroom in Salford. This has been a labour of love, almost hate and therapy all in one. Through this record we want to create an intentional space where liberation and the ability to be free of expectation can be lived. We are the King and Queen Of Gasoline. The best at nearly ruining it all, fucking up and everything nearly going up in flames.’

Hot Milk have also released the official track list and artwork for the upcoming EP, which can be checked out below!

  1. The King And Queen Of Gasoline
  2. Teenage Runaways
  3. Fell In Love With Someone I Shouldn’t Have
  4. Bad Influence
  5. The Secret To Saying Goodbye
  6. Chloroform / Nightmares

Hot Milk are set to head to the US for their very first headline tour across the pond, starting in Allston, Massachusetts on May 9. They are due to cease in Anaheim, California on May 25. The pop-rock duo are also due to play various festivals across the summer, including So What?! Music Festival, BottleRock Napa Valley, Slam Dunk Festival and Hurricane Festival, just to name a few!

They are also set to team up with the Foo Fighters for a couple of UK dates, as well as some gigs out in Australia later in the year. Hot Milk are heading to Birmingham and London on June 27 and July 2 respectively. Get your tickets here!

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