Los Angeles quintet Milo Greene are quickly gathering pace, with their debut about to drop next month and a headline gig at St Pancras Old Church lined up. With a cinematic aesthetic to the record and a collection of short films to accompany the tracklist, Wonderland caught up with the five-piece to find out what sort of sandwich really inspires their songwriting methods.
You were all in separate bands before Milo Greene. How did you all start making music?
It started as friends sending each other demos and making music for fun. After a few songs were written it became clear that this was a project we wanted to devote more time to, and we all congregated in Los Angeles and made this a full time thing.
There seems to be such a creative force behind everything you guys do. Do you have complete creative control over all of your projects?
Yes, we have complete creative control over all the projects that we create.
What inspires the group as a unit?
Film and scores. Lots of 90’s RnB and a really good sandwich.
Was the album written collectively or did individuals write certain tracks?
Every song’s different, but the album as a whole was a collective effort. We all have our individual stamps on it.
Do you think that the previous projects you were all in prior to MG has influenced the diverse sound that you create?
Definitely. There are bits and pieces of our old bands, but I think we expanded on those sounds together to create what we have now.
The album has a very cinematic aesthetic. Would you ever consider doing a film score?
Absolutely. That’s what we’d all love to pursue.
Tell us a little bit about Moddison, the short film that you created to accompany our debut album?
We wanted to make a short film so that there was a visual partner to the album. It came together really quickly when we had some time off and it allowed us to create landscapes to go with the songs.
Is the cinematic scope something that will proceed throughout your forthcoming projects?
It’s very likely, but I think every project will be different. We’ll have to see where we are in the future. Next year we’re gonna do a lot more touring and possibly get some new back tattoos.
Milo Greene’s self-titled album is out in January. The band play St Pancras Old Church on January 23. milogreene.com
Words: Shane Hawkins