Welcome to Milk. Shake. Music – the website formerly known as the Soundcheck Blog.

Initially created by Angus Marriott in July 2010, the blog covered a variety of artists, featuring reviews, interviews, live shots and opinion pieces. After completing his studies (Angus now has a first class honours degee in Journalism), the decision was made to re-brand Soundcheck, resulting in MSM.

The content will stay the same. The writing, too. But cosmetically things are a little different. I hope you continue to read, follow and enjoy!



3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello – There is a 16-year-old singer/songwriter in the Austin area (Round Rock) who is about to release her debut album. The website link included here is to her page on ReverbNation where the first three singles were uploaded in their entirety just today. They were released last November as an EP titled ‘Sweet 16′, which was released on Rachel’s 16th birthday. She has just wrapped up recording and the remaining tracks on the 11-track CD will be mastered tomorrow.

    “Don’t be fooled by her age … Rachel Kays’ knack for melody and wordplay
    reveals a musical sensibility far beyond her years.” — Brian Douglas Phillips, producer of the album

    If you listen to those first three singles and would like me to send you the rest of the album for your review, please let me know your preferred method of delivery. I can email you mp3’s as early as Friday, but if you want a physical CD, those won’t be ready for a little while yet. We are also still finalizing the cover art.

    Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. I am Rachel’s mom and manager (for now). I look forward to hearing back from you.

    –Danielle Kays

  2. hi there,

    I am writing on behalf of my band Alice Avenue. we have a gig coming up on the 28th March at the Joiners in Southampton supporting ‘The Virgin Mary’s’ who are now hitting the big time. We were wondering whether you would be interested in doing an article/review of this gig?
    Thankyou and look forward to a response.

    Alice Avenue

    • Hi,
      I’m quite busy ATM, but will hopefully squeeze you in. Could you email over any recordings you have, just so I can do a bit of prep, and I’ll get in touch nearer the time.

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