angelic milk – “Rebel Black”
From the debut EP Teenage Movie Soundtrack, out July 15
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As premiered on i-D
“tales of teen angst are still flowing out of her and onto the internet in the form of sweet grungy pop” – i-D
““Rebel Black,” its lead single, nails down what made the project so enchanting in the first place — fuzz and chimes and Persephona’s distant vocals are wrapped up in a song that trades on the imagery of James Dean era Americana, as she begs for someone to take her away from home” – Stereogum
Video by Valja Banjo Trailertrash (director & artist) and Sarah Persephona (artist).
With the release of her debut single “IDK How” the Russian artist angelic milk quickly became one of the most talked about new acts around, instantly drawing praise from the likes of Stereogum,Consequence of Sound, NME and KEXP. Now she’s back with the video for new single “Rebel Black”, a catchy-as-fuck statement of intent and a first taste from her upcoming debut EP. The EP is titled Teenage Movie Soundtrack and it’s due on July 15 via PNKSLM Recordings.
We first discovered angelic milk on Bandcamp over two years ago and was blown away by the music, even more so when we realised it was the project of a then-sixteen-year-old girl (Sarah Persephona) who was recording it all in her bedroom in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Grunge-y pop tracks, teenage angst, insanely catchy melodies and lyrics, an incredible voice and song titles like “I’m So Happy (I Wanna Die)” – we were instantly sold.
Her debut single “IDK How” was released in May last year along with a Grimes-y remix from fellow Saint Petersburger BLAST, and after making her international debut show in Stockholm later in the summer she started working on what was to become her debut EP Teenage Movie Soundtrack. Recorded in Stockholm in the famed Apmamman Studio and produced by Luke Reilly, it’s a showcase both of Persephona’s immense talent as a songwriter and a vocalist, as well as her range. Four tracks of expertly crafted grunge pop ranging from the sweet romance of “Rebel Black” to the grunge-punk strut of“Ripped Jeans”, Teenage Movie Soundtrack is cementing angelic milk as one of the most exciting new artists around.
Praise for “IDK How”:
“intoxicatingly catchy” – Stereogum
“Angelic Milk is primed to take over the world” – The Line of Best Fit
“full of teenage angst and hooky melodies” – NME
“super-catchy, attitude-heavy grungepop” – BrooklynVegan