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MILLY Share New Single “Grab the Wheel Oct 03, 2023

“a blend of the woozy, guitar-driven vulnerability of Swervedriver and the noise-laden introspection of Nineties post-hardcore trailblazers Hum — yet without the overly reductive inauthenticity that plagues the seemingly endless stream of bands chasing down a 21st century version of the shoegaze sound.” – 

Rolling Stone

“a band that fuses the wall-of-guitar sounds of Hum and Catherine with early emo like Sunny Day Real Estate and minimalist beauty à la Belly, resulting in a warm bath of fuzzed-out indie rock that nonetheless balances the riffing with gentler moments of airy shoegaze” – AV Club

“Meeting at the midpoint between shoegaze and ’90s-style alt-rock, “Talking Secret” lets torrents of guitars overwhelm bandleader Brendan Dyer’s hazily moody vocals” – NPR

“Crawling tempos and dazed, cinematic lo-fi… a band to watch” – Paste Magazine

“impeccable alternative influences, a towering instrumental presence, and an expressive main songwriter already point to a bright future for the band.” – Under the Radar

“a soundscape both comforting and abrasive”  – Beats Per Minute

“A fuzz-laden jammer that re-envisages J Mascis at the head of a dream pop outfit” – Clash

Ahead of their upcoming US headline tour, LA’s MILLY have shared their first new single of 2023, the visceral and immediate “Grab the Wheel,” which delivers overdriven guitar hooks and Brendan Dyer’s distinct vocal harmonies in equal measure. “I always knew it was there but never could quite execute it,” Dyer explains, “I wanted to write something catchy and super direct. This song marks the first of ours that has been played a million times and meticulously rehearsed.” Listen to the Sonny DiPerri produced track below. 

MILLY was first conceived as a solo project by Connecticut-based songwriter Brendan Dyer, penning slowcore confessionals with the intimacy of bedroom pop. Since relocating to LA, MILLY’s lineup has solidified around Dyer and core collaborators Yarden Erez, Conner Frankel, and Nico Moreta. After supporting Swervedriver on a national tour, the band’s debut album Eternal Ring was released last year to critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, AV Club, NPR, Paste Magazine, Under the Radar and more.

Earlier this year, the trio released a Sebadoh tribute EP, The Freed MILLY, which included hand drawn text by Lou Barlow himself. This week they’ll kick off their first US headline tour, supported by rising LA band Rocket. Bay Area-based band Toner will join in LA & Oakland. “After spending the first 7 months of 2023 in our rehearsal space practicing 3-4 times a week and crafting demos at home after work and on the weekends, “Grab The Wheel” is our first offering of what’s to come,” share the band, “This song is truly a reflection of a new era for us. We haven’t played in most of these places since 2019 and feel that we have evolved a lot as a band since we were last in a lot of these cities and can’t wait to bring a nice blend of old and new material out on the road.” 

Tour Dates


10/7 – Phoenix AZ @ Trunk Space *

10/8 – Tucson AZ, @ Club Congress *

10/10 – Denton, TX @ Rick Eye *

10/11 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas *

10/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger *

10/13 – Houston, TX @ The Secret Group *

10/14 – New Orleans @ Gasa Gasa *

10/16 – Atlanta,GA @ 529 Club *

10/17 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings *

10/18 – Silver Spring, MD @ Quarry House *

10/19 – Ridgewood, NY @ TV Eye *

10/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Foto Club *

10/21 – East Haven, CT @ The Beeracks *

10/22 – Allston, MA @ O’Briens Pub *

10/24 – Montreal, QB @ L’esco *

10/25 – Toronto, ON @ The Baby G *

10/26 – Detroit, MI @ Larger House *

10/27 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas *

10/28 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club *

10/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Green Room *

11/2 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza *

11/3 – Vancouver, BC @ Green Auto *

11/4 – Olympia, WA @ Le Voyeur *

11/5 – Portland, OR @ Show Bar *

11/7 – Oakland, CA @ Thee Stork Club *

11/8 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room *

* with Rocket




Upcoming Tour Dates

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Spilling Ink – Single May 15, 2024


Your Own Becoming Jun 28, 2024


Drip From The Fountain – Single Apr 3, 2024


eternal ring demos Sep 30, 2023


Denial – Single Feb 12, 2021


Star Thistle Blossom – Single Oct 9, 2020


Grab The Wheel – Single Oct 3, 2023


The Freed Milly Jun 2, 2023


Eternal Ring Sep 30, 2022


Illuminate Mar 29, 2022


Our First Four Songs + Wish Goes On Feb 18, 2022


Wish Goes On Apr 9, 2021


Birds Fly Free – Single Mar 12, 2021


Our First Four Songs EP Nov 6, 2019


Crazy Horse – Single Sep 6, 2019


Talking Secret – Single Aug 9, 2019

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