The Band called miLarKey
An emerging, talented band from London.
miLarKey is an emerging, talented, band from London on a mission to reinvent Indie Punk. Their music consists of a mash-up of indie rock, electronica and 70s punk influences.
Their guitars have been described as "swaggering" and by injecting some keyboards into their music, it gives a hint of electronica to their slightly filthy sound.
miLarKey admits to having a lot to say and clarifies that their songs are all written and performed from the heart - always with passion and raw energy.
I asked Christian Gaffney, founder of the band, to answer the following questions. Take a few minutes to read, listen and learn more about this talented band.
Side Note: "MerriamWebster.com notes that malarkey was one of their top lookups overnight, and defines the word as "foolish talk".
Why the name miLarKey?
I have always liked this word and it’s meaning of “Tom foolery” and thought it would make good band name when I formed the band. The word is purposely spelled incorrectly to make it our own.
Who is in the band & what instruments?
- Christian Gaffney - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards.
- Andrew Green - Drums, Keyboards
- Simon Green - Guitar
- Lauren Grimonpont - Bass
My background research discovered: miLarKey was formed back in 2006 by the lead singer Christian Gaffney. The line up has gone through several changes but the essence of the band has remained the same. miLarKey's sound continues to be a hybrid of rock, punk and electronica.
What is your chosen genre?
Why did you gravitate to that genre?
Probably because all of the genres of music these three genres are what we like to listen to ourselves.
How long have you been together as a band?
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
A mash up of Indie Rock and 70’s influenced Punk. Swaggering guitars injected with keyboards to give a hint of electronica.
What is your creative process like?
We write and record music when we can.
What is the best song you ever released and why?
I not sure if that can be answered as we have different opinions, and to which is the best song. Our most popular songs so far are “A Petite Problem” and “Web Stalker”
What is your favorite song(s) to perform?
Our favorite songs to perform are “Never Get You Back Again”, “Drama Queen”, “Yaw Way” .
Where have you performed? What are your favourite and least favourite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?
We haven’t performed anywhere recently and have no upcoming shows.
‘What’s the biggest problem you’ve had to overcome so far?’
Having time to write and record music and fitting it in between while working a day job.
Do you have a strong, viable, grassroots fan base?
NOTE: With 36,237 monthly listeners on Spotify, I think it's fair to say they certainly have fans.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business & your music?
I think the internet has made it easier to find a niche fan base.
If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
NOTE: The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. The original lineup comprised Black Francis, Joey Santiago, Kim Deal and David Lovering. The band disbanded acrimoniously in 1993 but reunited in 2004.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
We write music that we like and just want to find other people that like it as well.
They will. They have ... mySoundMusic Staff!
What is your favourite/best outlet to connect with your fans Instagram, Spotify, FB, Twitter, iTunes? How would you want them to follow?
Consider following miLarKey on any one, or all, of these platforms. Help them build that grassroots fan base they so rightly deserve.