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Milk Carton Kids: You took the words right outta my mouth

The Milk Carton Kids | Union Chapel | 22 January 2016

The Milk Carton Kids aren’t what you’d call, in the traditional sense, a triple threat. Sure, they can certainly sing, their two voices harmonising angelically around a single microphone. But instead of excelling at acting and dance, they’re phenomenal musicians. And stand-up comics.

They intersperse immaculately crafted, poetically literate songs of heartache, longing, and “the clouds moving over Pontiac skies” with laugh out loud stories of dog-perpetrated gun violence and life on the road. And instead of diluting the audience’s reverence for their music, the duo’s dry, self-deprecating humour only highlights the beauty of their songs.

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The Milk Carton Kids for London’s Union Chapel

The Milk Carton Kids return to London in January as part of their first European headlining tour in almost two years.

The duo, who are hitting the road in support of their current album, Monterey, play Union Chapel in Islington on 22 January 2016.

‘Monterey’, which was released in May this year, was written on the stages of theatres, concert halls, and churches across North America. This approach to their third album enabled the Grammy nominated Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan to capture the same fearlessness usually only achieved in concert

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