Fightmilk‘s new single ‘How You Move On’ is a kick-ass pop-punk song laced with a two-fingered salute of a chorus that’s catharsis encapsulates conflicted feelings of singing out your lungs after leaving your ex behind, today we premiere the video watch it above. It’s the opening track on their forthcoming debut album Not With That Attitude, due out via Reckless Yes on 2nd November. Their music captures the joy, angst and humour of everyday existence.
On the song, Lily Rae sings about a man she was dating who was so incensed whey they split up that he got a tattoo of an ugly tree over his heart to commemorate the relationship – turns out he had a gallery of bad tattoos of previous conquests. Lily explains further; “I like to try and write songs that I’d want to sing at karaoke whilst drunk which explains the chorus. It’s entirely designed for post-breakup girls-night-out karaoke.”
Lily explains further about the video: “It was directed by our friend Gemma Grange and in a nutshell: when we started chatting to Gemma I explained that the song was inspired by an ex who, in a very committed expression of dismay, decided he’d get a tattoo to commemorate our relationship after we split up. It was awful. Gemma came up with the concept of having our miserable antagonist as a life-drawing model, delighted at the opportunity to strut his junk in front of a room full of people to impress, only to discover that everyone hates him and is out for revenge. It’s kind of like Kill Bill but with Luke (@beardynoise on Twitter)’s.”
The band formed in 2015 when lifelong friends Lily Rae and Alex Wisgard were both made romantically redundant at the same time. In the wake of broken relationships and an uncomfortable year spent living at their respective homes at the age of 25, they realised there was too much angst, too much Kirsty MacColl, and too many drunk nights of making up fake band names for them not to be in a band together. They began writing songs, partly as a way to work out some of their issues and partly so that they could reference It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Moving on from just the two of them and a drum machine called Elton that they couldn’t figure out how to operate, they were joined by Nick Kiddleon drums and Adam Wainwright on bass (who was also handy at piano, cooking dinner and making electronic music in his bedroom under the name of Future Wife).
Fightmilk tour dates:
2nd: The Shacklewell Arms, London (w/ flirting. & Jemma Freeman And The Cosmic Something. Free entry)
11th: Hydra Bookshop, Bristol (w/Katie Gatt)
16th: Rough Trade, Nottingham (w/Chorusgirl & Mammoth Penguins)
17th: The Hunter Club, Bury St. Edmunds (w/Gaffa Tape Sandy)
24th: The Oast House, Rainham, Kent
25th: The Lady Luck, Canterbury
6th: The Jericho Tavern, Oxford
8th: The 1 in 12 Club, Bradford (w/ Sarah Carey)
14th: The Finsbury, London (w/Just Blankets)