For many musicians, they can only dream about playing shows across the world, and releasing your debut album through a record label which is home to some of your favourite artists. But for Burtonwood guitarist, Andrew Procter, one quarter of pop-punk band, Milestones, today is just another step on a journey that all started on a Facebook group..
On the 28th March 2014, Sometime After Dark a metal-core band from Warrington were playing what was to be their final show together. Supporting Hacktivist, the five piece would go their separate ways with Andrew Procter [guitarist] and Andy Makin [Drums] later answering a call for like minded musicians to start a band via the UK Pop Punk Facebook group. The band formed in late 2014 and released their debut EP, Equal Measures, independently in April 2015
While Andy has since gone on to join Liverpool band, WSTR, former Priestley College/ BIMM student, Andrew Procter alongside Matt Clarke [vocals], Mark Threlfall [bass], and Eden Leviston [guitar] have crafted a timeless collection of tracks on a rollercoaster of emotion and is available now through all usual outlets through Fearless Records.
Recorded at Steel City Studio in Sheffield the band would hole themselves up for months at a time, sleeping on the floor, engaging in marathon writing sessions for 15 hours straight.
Despite their relatively short time together, Milestones have much of 2016/17 touring alongside everyone from Mayday Parade, members which would go on to help co-write some of the tracks on the album to Hawthorne Heights to Simple Plan. Along the way, the four-piece have quietly assembled what would become Red Lights and confidently kick off what promises to be their biggest, best, and brightest chapter yet.
With lyrics that pack an emotional punch and stadium-sized hooks that make each track a standout, you’ll be sure to see more from Milestones in the future. Red Lights is out Friday 23rd February.
The band is touring ‘Red Lights’ in March.
15 – NEWCASTLE Think Tank
16 – SHEFFIELD Cafe Totem
17 – BIRMINGHAM Asylum
21 – LIVERPOOL Sound Basement
22 – TUNBRIDGE WELLS Forum
23 – BOURNEMOUTH Anvil