Listen: Slothrust point to the future on ‘Milking The Snake’

The unreleased track gets aired before a UK/European tour with Manchester Orchestra.

At the end of last year, US blues-y grunge trio Slothrust released their new LP ‘Everyone Else’, an excellent collection of genre-bending gems.

Today, ahead of an upcoming UK and European tour in support of Manchester Orchestra, they’ve shared ‘Milking The Snake’, a track that closes the ‘Everyone Else’ chapter and points towards the future, a playful trip but one that still packs quite a punch.

Vocalist Leah Wellbaum spoke to us a little about the track, saying: ”This song came about one day when I smoked some weed and watched a vice mini doc about milking snakes. Snake milking is amazing and strange.

“Musically, I was going for a Black Sabbath at the beach situation. Lyrically, I thought about ‘Polly’ by Nirvana and riffed on that. We wanted to share it with everyone as this record cycle wraps up and we move on to writing more new music.”

The band’s tour with Manchester Orchestra begins in mid-October. Listen to ‘Milking The Snake’ and view the dates below.


21 Manchester, Academy 2
22 Glasgow, Garage
23 Leeds, Church
24 Birmingham, O2 Institute 2
26 London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
27 Brighton, Concorde 2
28 Bristol, SWX
30 Cologne, Gebaude 9
31 Paris, Les Etoiles


01 Brussels, VK
02 Amsterdam, Melkweg
03 Berlin, Franz
04 Hamburg, Molotow

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