Foals’ Yannis launches “hedonistic”, vinyl-friendly club night with surprise guests

First MILK. event takes place on January 18

Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis has announced details of a new London club night called ‘MILK.’

The ‘MILK.’ event series will be held in South London, launching later this month and will “bring together a unique gathering of musicians and individuals to collaborate and improvise live for a totally one-off performance”.

Special guests will not be announced in advance and each live performance will be recorded and pressed onto vinyl, available to those that attend the following event on a first come, first served basis.

Yannis says: “I want to make a club night that me & my friends would want to go to. Where the night acts like a sort of dream collider of different musicians in the hope of the surprising, the life affirming & the down right dirty. A night that is liberating for both audience & musicians who’ll get to play outside of their usual confines. No night will be the same. Each time a surprise.”

He adds: “The music goes late, the party is hedonistic, the musicians free & brought together in the spirit of the moment. And something permanent, a permanent archive of the night is captured for those who want it & cut into vinyl round the corner. Fresh milk in a bottle. This is gonna be for the ‘heads.”

The first ‘MILK.’ event takes place next week (January 18) at Rye Wax, Peckham. Entry is £7 and tickets are on sale now.

Last week, Foals announced the departure of bassist Walter Gervers.

The Oxford band, who have been in the studio at work on their next album, took to social media to confirm Gervers’ amicable exit.

“To all our fans,” they wrote. “Sadly we have to announce that our mate Water has decided to leave the band to pursue a new life. The parting has been sad but we remain firm friends. He’ll always be out brother, we love him and wish him well in his future endeavours.

“We had 12 amazing years touring together from a small postal van to the Pyramid Stage and beyond. It’s the end of a chapter, but not the end of the book.”

Foals continued: “We want to thank him for all his time and energy and passion and we want to thank you for all your support from the early days and into the future.

“We are making new music and working on the fifth LP. It’s gonna be the best yet. Keep those ears alive.”