Release: July 8th
F.F.O: New Order
“Swooping, enveloping sound, with
those lush guitar sounds reminiscent of early Wild Nothing or even Beach
Fossils” – Clash
“An expression of disorientation and dissatisfaction” – The Guardian
“…in the future we’ll see them accept the Academy
Award for the best original song.” – Louder
at creating gorgeous downtempo pop.” – Demur Magazine
under a brand-new name and powered entirely by himself, Only Total is Milo McNulty, the acclaimed talent behind previous
projects Morning Smoke and Method Actress. Still based in Brighton
and described as ‘if Prefab Sprout had been signed to Mute’. The debut single ‘Faith’ has a current swagger with an
80’s dressing which reveals itself with every return listen.
Starting to learn guitar age 12, Milo moved to Brighton
from Bath when he was 18 with friend and band member in Morning Smoke and
Method Actress, Max Wright. In the first 6 months he’d written a half a dozen
songs and had found a great rhythm section…Morning Smoke was born! Having had
some good independent success with releases on various labels including
Cannibal Hymns and Lolipop Records, the band toured the UK, making appearances
at some high-profile shows including The
Great Escape and a number of headline shows in London.
However, as Milo’s song writing developed, the songs
didn’t fit Morning Smoke’s sound, so Milo formed Method Actress and more
recently decided to go solo as Only Total.
Speaking on how his song writing developed and his plans for Only Total, Milo
“Both my previous bands are special but song-writing
has always been very insular for me and with each project I wanted to express
that more and more, so I came to the point where I realised that it made more
sense to have my own project. I guess where my own songs are involved, I’m not
really a band person!
So, for the last 12 months, I’ve been writing
and recording at my own pace. I’ve now got a collection of songs of which I’m
really proud of, maybe I’ll do an EP or an album down the line, we’ll see. The
plan for the moment is to release a slew of tunes over the next few months to
get people aware of the Only Total name. I’ve got some great musicians who want
to play in the band so by the end of the year we’ll be doing live shows and
hopefully an album will be released early next year!”
an air of mystery around the subject of Faith, Milo describes it as “Inspired by everything and nothing,
a feeling, just a song”, leaving it up to the listener to make their own assumptions. Mixed and recorded by
Having previously had rave reviews from The Guardian, Clash and Louder Than War as well as picking up BBC Radio 1 radio play and appearing on Amazing Radio’s playlist, Only Total is set to once again make a name for himself as one of the most exciting new acts in Brighton!