The brainchild of frontman Sol Abrahams, completed by bassist Luke Hare and drummer Harry Gray- BILK’s honest social commentary is at real as it gets, reflecting on the highs and lows of British youth culture today.
Their first four tracks, released across 2018, were championed by John Kennedy at Radio X, BBC Introducing, 6Music and Amazing Radio – where both debut tracks reached number 1 on the Amazing Chart. Sol’s rowdy curt delivery oozes swag and rebellion, truly a voice for an oppressed generation trying to find their place in a tiring new world order.
You like to blend indie, rap and punk right? Can you name some of your favourite artists in those genres for us?
Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, Rat boy, Eminem and N.W.A.
Your music is pretty rebellious, have you always been this way?
Yeah, we didn’t really like school and authority from our teachers.
When and why did you start playing?
We started playing a couple years ago for fun and then just started doing our own thing.
Can you remember the first song you wrote when you were young? What was it about?
First song written was one called ‘School Daze’ which was about being frustrated at school.
Describe your family member’s musical interests and abilities.
Our family like all different stuff really. Luke’s dad loves Spice Girls though.
What advice would you give to beginners who are nervous?
Do your own thing and use the music which inspires you to make your own. Don’t be afraid to do something different.
How do you balance your music with other obligations?
We just make our way round other stuff to fit around the band.
If you could pick three fellow musicians to have a meal with who would it be and why?
Ian Dury, Snoop Dogg and The Chats because we think that would be funny.
Catch BILK live later this year as they prepare to play The Castle Hotel in Manchester on Monday 7th October.BILK / interview