The Milk Carton Kids with Josh Ritter “Losing Battles”

We leave you this week dear reader with a song that actually came out a few months ago but has been re-released today in an acoustic format on Spotify, and since Spotify is uber-irritating to embed into posts, you can have the original version instead (which also gives you a chance to visualise the wonder … Continue reading “The Milk Carton Kids with Josh Ritter “Losing Battles””

The Milk Carton Kids “The Only Ones” (Thirty Tigers, 2019)

With ‘The Only Ones,’ The Milk Carton Kids go back to their roots: acoustic guitars and ethereal harmonies delivering lyrics that detail all the emotions love evokes. Musical duos will inevitably be compared to those that came before, and while The Milk Carton Kids conjure everyone from Simon and Garfunkel to the O’Kanes, ‘The Only … Continue reading “The Milk Carton Kids “The Only Ones” (Thirty Tigers, 2019)”

The Milk Carton Kids, The Barbican, 29th May 2019

The Milk Carton Kids are one of those bands you feel more people should know about given their pedigree that allows them to pack out a venue like the Barbican. It’s been three years since the indie folk duo from Eagle Rock, California last played in the UK and while you could argue that nothing … Continue reading “The Milk Carton Kids, The Barbican, 29th May 2019”

The Milk Carton Kids announce UK dates

The wonderfully named and wonderful sounding Milk Carton Kids have announced their return to the UK and Europe for a tour, the first time since the 2018 release of their Grammy-nominated album ‘All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do’.  The new project marks the first time that acoustic duo Joey … Continue reading “The Milk Carton Kids announce UK dates”

The Milk Carton Kids “All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do” (Anti-Records, 2018)

The Milk Carton Kids are Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale. Up to now an acoustic duo who are gaining growing recognition and acclaim, but for their latest release ‘All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do’, their sound is expanding to incorporate a full band and all the extra … Continue reading “The Milk Carton Kids “All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do” (Anti-Records, 2018)”

The Milk Carton Kids are back and strong and tough

‘All The Things That I Did And All The Things That I Didn’t Do’ is the mouthful of a name of the new album for the Americana Music Association Award-winners for “Best Duo/Group,” Milky Bar Milk Carton Kids which comes out on the ANTI label on 29th June. Their fourth studio album is heralded by the project’s unprecedented … Continue reading “The Milk Carton Kids are back and strong and tough”

Milk Carton Kids announce new album, UK dates

The Milk Carton Kids are almost too good for the world as it is right now, certainly for the UK, but as a sign of their magnanimity they are returning to our crazy shores in January to promote their new (mini) mainly acoustic album ‘The Only Ones’ which comes out December 6th on all formats … Continue reading “Milk Carton Kids announce new album, UK dates”

Milk Carton Kids “Younger Years” – Listen

What more superlatives can we pluck from our mighty chest of superlatives to apply to The Milk Carton Kids?  And what more can we say about the new album ‘All the things that I did and all the things that I didn’t do‘ other than it’s going to be making a lot of Best Of … Continue reading “Milk Carton Kids “Younger Years” – Listen”

Milk Carton Kids “Big Time” – Listen

The Milk Carton Kids have a new album out at the end of June, called ‘All the things that I did and all the things that I didn’t do’, and ‘Big Time’ is the new single release from it.  And it is, like all else that the Milk Carton Kids have released, unquestionably brilliant.   The … Continue reading “Milk Carton Kids “Big Time” – Listen”

Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Madison Cunningham

Here at AUK, we are posting regular ‘mini-gigs’ – a chance for you to see live performances from great artists while being socially distant from them.  These little connections keep us going, folks.  For today’s instalment, we have a home-recording of Madison Cunningham singing ‘Last Boat to Freedom’: “…from my living room to yours.”  Cunningham’s … Continue reading “Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Madison Cunningham”