Supermilk announces debut LP
‘Death Is the Best Thing for You Now’
on March 27th via Keroleen Records
Shares new single ‘Bullheaded Boy’
Supermilk, the recording project of former Doe drummer Jake Popyura, is set to release its debut LP ‘Death Is the Best Thing for You Now’ this Spring. Following 2017’s ‘Hello? Yes this is Supermilk…’ E.P. and ‘Rare Delusions’ in 2019, ‘Death Is the Best Thing for You Now’ builds on Supermilk’s brand of synth-peppered fuzz-rock and broadens the scope to include other influences previously unexplored in the project.
After the amicable split of London based indie-rock trio Doe in 2019, drummer/vocalist Jake Popyura initially breathed a tearful but welcome sigh of relief, imagining the split would allow him to take some time off from music and focus on other facets of adult life. However, this musical hiatus didn’t last long. Having just bought an old 4-track recorder on a whim, Popyura set himself a goal to justify the purchase: to write and record a full album with no pressure, no expectations and no outside opinions or involvement. What emerged was ‘Death Is the Best Thing for You Now’, the title a nod to his favourite movie Freaked (Alex Winter & Tom Stern, 1993).
Popyura set to work demoing the record whilst binge watching all three seasons of Netflix female wrestling comedy-drama GLOW, which may or may not have had some influence on the subsequent albums’ central themes. “The album was recorded on an industrial estate in Watford where I survived mostly on coffee and pasties from a petrol station across the road. I performed, recorded and mixed the whole thing myself in relative secrecy, my only interactions being with the owner of the studio who I don’t think liked me very much.”
Lead single ‘Bullheaded Boy’ is an angular take down of the selfish and narcissistic nature of those who find themselves in positions of power. “There’s a lot of dangerous people out there who charge through life head-first with only their best interests in mind, destroying everything and everyone in their path. There’s one in charge of this country, there’s one in the White House, there’s more than likely one in the same room as you. The world is beautiful but with so many people intent on fucking it, it’s hard to keep that in mind” says Popyura.
‘Bullheaded Boy’ is available digitally now, followed by Supermilk’s debut album ‘Death Is the Best Thing for You Now’ on limited edition vinyl on March 27th 2020 via Keroleen Records.