Friday, 22 January 2016

#539: Milk Teeth - Vile Child

With two genre-swapping EPs under their belt, a full length was never far away for Gloucestershire punks Milk Teeth. Building on the foundations laid by 'Sad Sack' and 'Smiling Politely', 'Vile Child' is 12 tracks of '90s nostalgia that segues from punk, post-hardcore, grunge and emo with wild and wilful abandon. It's a staple of Milk Teeth, a band who, rather than having not found their niche yet, simply refuse to settle into one. Unfortunately this is somewhat of a double-edged sword for the band, particularly where 'Vile Child' is concerned.