Mere weeks after the release of their latest single, Scotland-born and Melbourne-based indie-soul rocker Millar Jukes is back with his latest release, teaming up with his band The Muscle to unleash the ferocious Gittinit. The first taste from forthcoming EP GIT IT, it’s a blistering piece of blues rock, bolstered by catchy vocals, an irresistible groove, and a sense of power that few other artists could even come close to matching.
Harnessing their horn-filled indie-rock sound, Millar Jukes & The Muscle are an unstoppable force on Gittinit, with its all-out intensity revealing everyone involved in the track pushed themselves to their respective limits. Evoking sonic memories of hard-hitting rockers like Royal Blood, Catfish & The Bottlemen, and Rival Sons, Gittinit is a track that oozes power and confidence, and encompasses that feeling when you leave all your worries behind and become the life of the party – much to the admiration of others. The music video for Gittinit sets the mood deep in the blues/ rock bar scene. Directed by Lewis Robert, the black and white clip juxtaposes live performance with a dive-bar audience rocking out, set to a 4:3 ratio reminiscent of 90’s video clips.
How has the build-up been leading up to the release of Gittinit?
It’s been good. Having a good PR team always helps! The response has been great though. People have really got around the new song and it helps drive the excitement for the new EP which is out now!
Was the process of making your single Gittinitt? Was it as challenging as you thought?
I just wanted to write a good- time song. I was listening to Electric Man by Rival Sons and wanted to do something like that. I heard our drummer Benny say “oooh he’s gittinit” at a gig when he saw a dude just having the best time dancing so I decided to use that as inspiration.
Sonically, how would you describe your music?
High energy groove with some nice hooks….I think
Who would you consider to be the biggest influence on your music and why?
It really depends…this EP has more of a blues rock feel with indie songwriting influences through it. We listened to band like Rival Sons, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Jack White, Kaleo and Royal Blood to change our sound and direction.
Best piece of advice you have been given?
Keep throwing shit at the wall until something sticks. I’ve always been determined in anything I do so to be told keep going works well for me.
What is the Millar Jukes life story?
A wee indie kid from Glasgow that came to Melbourne 10 years ago. He found a band called the Muscle and they decided to make music that blew yer socks off!
Are you looking to tour more broadly?
Yeah we’re looking to tour regional Victoria in October and hopefully a bit more next year.
Interview By Rob Lyon