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Preview: Milestones – 15/03/18 – Think Tank, Newcastle

13/03/2018

The pop punk outfit Milestones will be rocking out Newcastle’s very own Think Tank on March 15th…

Milestones formed in Manchester in late 2014. The quartet consists of vocalist Matt Clarke, Mark Threlfall (bass), Eden Leviston (guitar) and Andrew Procter (guitar/ vocals).

In 2016, Milestones put out their ‘Equal Measures,’ EP. It garnered plenty of praise from numerous music news outlets including Rock Sound. Their material on the EP was compared to a grittier version of early You Me At Six thanks to their relatable lyrics and poppy sound.

Fortunately for fans of Milestones, the band were dedicated to releasing a full length album. However they were not going to do so without covering plenty of bases around the UK, Europe and America on various tours first.

So far, Milestones have also supported lots of the heavy hitters in the alternative rock world. The list includes artists such as Mallory Knox, Mayday Parade, WSTR and Taking Back Sunday.

The aforementioned debut album, entitled ‘Red Lights,’ was finally released in February 2018. According to the band’s biography, the creative process behind the album was intense.

They enlisted the help of Phil Gornell, a producer who has worked with Bring Me The Horizon and All Time low. The Milestones boys spent months in a Sheffield Studio with the producer and had writing sessions that lasted as long as fifteen hours.

‘Red Lights,’ is a testament to the band’s dedication. The lead single from the album, ‘Paranoia,’ is a stomping track with stadium potential hooks and the rest of the record has followed suit.

Make sure you catch Milestones at Think Tank this month. They’re currently one of the UK’s most exciting pop punk bands. Speaking of exciting pop punk bands, they will be supported by Better Days on the night.

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