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The Miltones Announce Debut Album + Nationwide Tour

The Miltones Announce Debut Album + Nationwide Tour

Wednesday 24th May, 2017 9:56AM

Auckland outfit The Miltones have announced their debut album will be dropping next month and to celebrate they've lined up a 10-date tour of the country. Starting life as a duo centred around front woman Milly Tabak and lead guitarist Liam Pratt, the group has expanded to a five-piece over the years, and have together been refining their sound while leaning on classic influences that include the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young and Ryan Adams. Their self-titled record will be released on 16th June, which is the same date the group will be hitting the road. Here are the tour details...

The Miltones - Album Release Tour

Friday 16th June, Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh
Saturday 17th June, Old Stone Butter Factory, Whangarei
Friday 23rd June, Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Saturday 24th June, Village Cinemas - Tauranga
Friday 30th June, The Boathouse - Nelson
Thursday 6th July, Meow, Wellington
Friday 7th July, Common Room, Napier
Saturday 15th July, Paqueno, Dunedin
Sunday 16th July, Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Saturday 22nd July, Whammy Back Room The Tuning Fork, Auckland (tickets from Ticketmaster)

Tickets available HERE at UTR and in-store at usual outlets

Here's the video for their single 'Wildfire'...


West Auckland’s favourite Americana rockers

The Miltones
announce their debut self-titled album will be released June 16th, 2017just as their 10 date NZ tour begins…

With two glorious singles now revealed; Wildfire and Glory, The Miltones are over the moon to announce their debut self titled album will be released June 16th, 2017, just as they head out for a nationwide tour.

Starting out as a teenage duo, front woman Milly Tabak and lead guitarist Liam Pratt toured the country as The Miltones, gaining friends in far away places and sharing their earlier material such as the memorable Gypsy Queen and the more recent single Black Dahlia, which served as the duo’s debut single in 2014.

In the band’s true down to earth spirit, Milly has hosted Miltones gigs in a paddock at The Tabak family farm, which draws over 200 paying guests to the rural outskirts of Auckland, where the band performs inside a purpose built venue. The band has also shared the stage with supported singer-songwriter, Jamie Lawson, and toured with The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band on their last visit to New Zealand, as well as shared stages with local musician friends Sal and the Babyshakes, The Leers and Miloux.

Milly reflected on the long road to get to this point, “Imagination has always walked my mind to endless possibilities. One of these was recording an album, touring the country, meeting new people and sharing a love of music. I am incredibly excited, nervous and ecstatic to share what has been something I have kept close to my soul and soared in my mind’s eye , since I was 14. ”


Accomplished Lyttleton producer Ben Edwards (Nadia Reid, Tami Nielson, Aldous Harding, Marlon Williams), has just produced a self-titled debut album for The Miltones that reveals the band’s rich love for 70’s American rock with influences from The Boss to Fleetwood Mac, The Miltones are making themselves known through the fuzz guitar and exquisite melody lines. Becoming champions in their own right, armed by their unique sound with a bold, youthful, raw energy and a dark country, 70's rock, blues edge.

Now they’re hitting the road around New Zealand in support of their debut album. Some shows will be with the full band including the amazing talents of Guy Harrison on keys (Hollie Smith), Chris Marshall on bass (Miss June) and Tom Broome on drums (Esther Stephen & The Means, Hollie Smith) and *the trio shows will be Milly, Liam and Guy.

In whatever formation they appear, they create an infectious fiery energy on stage in a knee slappin’, foot stompin’, booty shakin’ kinda way.

The Miltones - Album Release Tour

16th June - Leigh Sawmill Cafe -Leigh (R18)
17th June - Old Stone Butter Factory - Whangarei (R18)
23rd June - Nivara Lounge - Hamilton (R18)
24th June - Village Cinemas - Tauranga (All Ages)*
30th June - The Boathouse - Nelson (R18)*
6th July - Meow - Wellington (R18)
7th July - Common Room - Napier (R18)*
15th July - Paqueno - Dunedin (R18)*
16th July - Blue Smoke - Christchurch (All Ages)
22nd July - Whammy Back Room - Auckland (R18)

*Shows with the trio


Photo by Alexander Hoyle


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The Miltones Album Release Tour
Thu 6th Jul 8:30pm
Meow, Wellington
The Miltones Album Release Tour
Fri 7th Jul 8:30pm
Common Room, Hastings
The Miltones Album Release Tour
Sat 15th Jul 8:30pm
Dee's Cafe and Venue, Dunedin
The Miltones Album Release Tour
Sun 16th Jul 3:30pm
Cassels Blue Smoke, Christchurch
The Miltones Album Release Tour
Sat 22nd Jul 7:30pm
The Tuning Fork, Auckland