Milk Buttons is the Melbourne/Brisbane songwriting duo of Cameron Bower and Jackson Muir. They are incredibly intriguing, to say the least, as they combine psychedelia and alternative rock with analogue synthesisers. Or as they describe it – “experimental dad rock”. Their debut single ‘Flowers’i offers dark and melancholic melodies contrasting the driving rhythm and dirty electric guitars.
Between the two they have played festivals such as Splendour In The Grass, Groovin’ The Moo and Falls Festival and supported the likes of Kimbra and Bernard Fanning. They’ve also released critically acclaimed records and embarked on their own headline tours. Influenced by Leonard Cohen and Tame Impala, they sit within the realm of experimentation but also adhere to popular conventions which make them truly unique.
Muir describes ‘Flowers’ as being “built on a meditation on dreaming, a portrait of an idyllic landscape juxtaposed against a violent act of nature. Wrapped up inside of this is a story of human longing and unrequited love.” This gives an insight into the wildness of their thinking which is accurately reflected by their genre-bending style of music.
‘Flowers’ is the first single from their upcoming 5-track EP Songs For my Butcher Bird, which will be on show in Melbourne on June 18 at Bar Open. You can follow them on Facebook here