Chris Coates: Guitar & Backing Vocals | Al Smith: Bass & Vocals
Dean Ingham: Drums & Percussion | Si Nicholson: Guitar.
India Mill is a collective of motherless children who were placed at the feet of a harlot called State. As they grew they became estranged from their surrogate and their bones hurt really bad. Coming together at the time when the New World very suddenly became the Old World and in a place where that World’s worries were constantly in view but always just out of focus, India Mill and their music reflect a humanity that is now overwhelmed by it’s own possibilities rather than empowered by them.
Described by BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson as combining “the introspective anxiety of Radiohead with the seismic swagger of Oasis”, India Mill comes to you from out of Darwen, Lancashire. In an era defined by ‘theme’ bands recreating whichever period in history they missed, and in a culture that looks to condense the biggest ideas into the vaguest of notions, India Mill, refuse to do either. Rather than tread the waters of nostalgia and jerk their knees to unsteady grooves, India Mill are instead happy to look forward whilst still sounding reassuringly familiar. Whilst this can make ‘genre-tagging’ of the band difficult in an age when labelling seems to be the order of the day, India Mill - with their leftfield, individual approach and everyman appeal – are serious contenders to create a new take on forward-looking alternative-rock as pioneered by the likes of REM, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, U2, Radiohead and Oasis.
Louder Than War -
“Impressive debut album from India Mill, channelling an array of pop,
rock and country influences.”
“Caribesque is a power-house of a song….an air punch of a chorus.”
Hold Up Now–
“…something for fans of The Pixies for their psychedelic touch, REM for the classic rock element and The Black Keys for a modernized twist...”
Buzzin Music -
“A fantastic debut that showcases a number of influences, whilst tying them
all together to make a rocking record.”
Tom Robinson (6 Music) -
“Sounded effin’ terrific coming through the radio speakers!”
The band are gaining a reputation as one of the North West’s most exciting emerging live acts having recently headlined the BBC Introducing Lancashire Show in Preston. This is alongside sell-out shows at The Borderline (London), Club Academy (Manchester), The Castle (Manchester), The Deaf Institute (Manchester), and The Water Rats (London), underpinned by strong support in – and around – Blackburn, Preston, Stockport, Lancaster, and of course, their hometown of Darwen.