Fuck man, it’s been a long pandemic – and I hope everyone reading this has kept safe and sound. I thought I’d come back to the blog – even briefly (who knows?) – to give some sort of note as to what’s been happening since April, and it’s hard to know where to kick off. […]
On Monday, a friend of mine, Dominika Klimek, asked if I’d be interested in saying a few words about Brexit for the Czat Czwórki program on Radio Czwórka on Polish radio. Of course, I agreed and enjoyed waffling on about the whole mess – though thankfully it was expertly edited so as not to sound […]
A couple of years ago, my friends – Pete Lambrou and Ciaran Morahan, known collectively as VLMV – asked me to remix one of the tracks from their debut, self-titled album. The spectacular, beautiful The Lighthouse had been taken and fashioned into this gorgeous thing by Tom Hodge, so I decided on the piano-led “The […]
“From jaggy, off-kilter lo-fi to icy, delay-soaked post-rock; from beautiful, piano-led modern-classical to glacial, shimmering ambient music: The scope of Neil Milton’s musical output has been anything but narrow. After a short break spent remixing others, he has returned with another change of direction, towards his love for harmony-rich, 60s-inspired indie-pop. C86 dreaming of ’68, you might say.“
Neil is a Scottish musician, based in Warsaw, Poland. He is the owner and manager of too many fireworks records and is best known as a solo artist, and as guitarist and singer in retro-pop band, Pop-up Books.
He began writing and recording music in 1999 with the post punk / post rock band, Troika. During his time in the band he formed his own record label, too many fireworks. After a break of several years, Neil began to compose and record modern-classical music and experimental, ambient soundscapes before joining the Varsovian post-rock band, The Frozen North, in January 2014. The band split in 2016.
In Spring 2018, Neil released ‘You Are the Summer / Imposter’, the first single of a new direction towards indie and guitar pop, then later in the year released the Singing as You Leave E.P.
2019 came around and saw the formation of Neil’s new band Pop-up Books, and the release of its first single, Without You b/w (a re-recording of his own) You Are the Summer, just before the band performed at the 10th anniversary of the TEDxWarsaw event.