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Milkpunch is the project of 19-year-old Raf Lima, a singer-songwriter wunderkind who emigrated from his home in Brasilia, Brazil just a couple of years ago, to his new home of Sydney, Australia. When Raf relocated, he dragged a trunk load of his musical influences along for the ride (The Seeds, Ariel Pink, MGMT), but he had no friends in this country to play with. A series of Gumtree ads later, he now has brothers in arms Liam and Jo by his side, and together they are the psych rock, dream poppers, Milkpunch. Write-ups from tastemakers like Rolling Stone Australia and Pilerats followed and lead to playing support for acts like Tired Lion and Darts, introducing audiences to their psych-rock through fuzz live act, and saw the band expand to a six-piece live, emulating one of Raf’s major influences, the Brian Jonestown Massacre. And all the while they were playing these bigger and bigger shows, Raf was hunkering down in his spare time in a garage in Marrickville, Sydney – stealing moments between flyovers from 747s on their way to Kingsford Smith airport – to record the music that would become Milkpunch’s debut album. The first result from those sessions is the brand-new single ‘Tinkerbell Freakness,’ a sonic journey that changes gear over and over again as it wades through acoustic strums, jangling chimes, synth waltzes, and explosive and crunchy guitar solos. It’s a truly unique offering, but still recalls the likes of Ariel Pink and Car Seat Headrest –all the more impressive in that it emerged from the mind of a teenager patching it together in a shed under the flight path. With more music from the album on the not-too-distant horizon, ‘Tinkerbell Freakness’ is just the first taste of big things to come, as Milkpunch continues to develop, mature and embrace their brilliant potential.
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Active since: January, 2016
Genre/s: Psych pop, indie pop, pop, indie rock, Psychedelic, lo-fi, garage pop
Sounds like: Tame Impala, the strokes, King gizzard and the lizard wizard, Brian Jonestown Massacre
Members: Raf, Jo, Liam, Harry, Will, Finn


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Everything Will Be Fine 57
Iced Tea 56
Tinkerbell Freakness 55




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