Your Code Name Is: Milo showcase new album

Band go back to roots with tiny hometown gig

North East noiseniks Your Code Name Is: Milo played a tiny hometown gig at Newcastle’s Head Of Steam last night (February 27).

The band used to show to preview new album ‘They Came From The Sun’, in an incendiary eleven-song set that mixed old and new material.

Speaking to NME.COM, frontman Paul Mullen explained the reasoning behind the gig:“This was the very first venue Milo played, pretty much four years ago to the day. The first time we played here, the next day we went down to London to play Club [b/]Fandango and record a Peel Session, so it’s nice to come back before we go off on tour [with the new album] and do it all again. Also, it’s just a good way to get all our mates down and have a good night with them before we head off.”

However, things were decidedly less upbeat for guitarist Justin Lockey, who was confined to the sound desk for the evening thanks to a recurring shoulder injury that will see him replaced with a temporary stand-in for the band’s forthcoming tours.

They played:

‘Screaming Ground’

‘Translate’

‘Empty Feat’

‘Understand’

‘Connecting Flight’

‘All That Was Missing’

‘The General’

‘All Roads To Fault’

‘Pacific Theatre’

‘I’m Impressed’

‘Rapt. Dept’

The band head out on a UK tour on Thursday (March 1) with Enter Shikari, before embarking on their own headline tour. The dates with Enter Shikari:

Cardiff Bar Solus (March 1)

Wolves Wulfrun Hall (3)

Southampton University (4)

Sheffield Leadmill (6)

Glasgow QMU (7)

Newcastle University (8)

Manchester Academy 2 (9)

London Hammersmith Palais (10)

London Hammersmith Palais (11)

Norwich Waterfront/UEA (22)

Hull University (24)

Leeds Met University (25)

Cambridge Junction (26)

Aylesbury Civic Hall (27)

Portsmouth Pyramids (28)

Falmouth Princess Pavilions (30)

Bath Pavilions (31)

Their headlining shows will be:

Leeds Cockpit (April 11)

Stoke Underground (12)

Nottingham Rock City Basement (13)

Birmingham Barfly (14)

Southampton Joiners (16)

London ULU (17)

Sheffield Fuzz (19)

Oxford Zodiac (20)

Bristol Thekla (21)

Cardiff Barfly (22)

Manchester Academy 3 (23)

Dublin Whelans (25)

Belfast SpeakEasy (26)

Liverpool Academy 2 (29)

Glasgow King Tuts (30)

Newcastle Academy 2 (May 1)

To check ticket availability and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS, now.