Grunge infused punk rockers Milk Teeth transformed Bodega into stage dive central on Thursday night as they engrossed their fans into mosh pits of 90s nostalgia.
After their eagerly awaited troubled teenager-esque album Vile Child was released in January, the Gloucestershire four-piece have been busy touring the US but were welcomed back with open arms and a chorus of devotion in Nottingham last week.
After releasing two genre swapping EPs since 2013 Milk Teeth blessed the crowd with both moody melancholy numbers lead by the sugary sweet vocals of Becky Blomfield and grungy post-hardcore sounds of Billy Hutton’s growls.
After a tremendously fun set of pure guilty pleasures from garage pop punk band Eat Me, Milk Teeth didn’t disappoint when they came in hard hitting and incredibly tight with their super catchy Brain Food followed by Brickwork.
After leading lady, Becky, announced that it’s great to be back on English soil and demanded additional moshing, the crowd were more than happy to oblige when Cut you Up teared up the Bodgea.
Milk Teeth have been criticised in the past for being genre confused. However, the set was measured up of brutal teenage angst and heart-rending meaningfulness with almost perfection.
Before minimalising the stage to just Becky alone with Chris on acoustic guitar for Kabuki, Becky addressed the crowd of her own personal struggles with mental health, offering reassurance that sufferers are not alone. A brave message which was can only be applauded.
Although the shambolic punk numbers were obvious crowd pleasers, Swear Jar and Kabuki show the softer side of Milk Teeth and are far better example of the bands capabilities.
The steady acoustics didn’t last long before the sprung floors of Bodega were once again being put to the test during their finale of No Fun and Vitamins.
The innocence of multi-coloured balloons floating above the crowd during the carnage of stage invasions and inter-band crowd surfing reflected Milk Teeth to a T.