Depending on which side of the fence you sit on, small talk can be a saving grace or cause for anxiety, and that’s the debate Gold Coast garage-rockers, Pure Milk, weigh in on on their latest gem, Conversations, out 27 March.

Exploding forth with frantic pace and frenetic verses, Conversations (like those experts of small talk) barely pauses for a breath as lead singer Lewis Nitschinsk exalts the shared fragility and anxiety of being stuck in small talk pleasantries.

Conversations is essentially an ode to the people who fill in the silence of a conversation, the ones who just keep talking about anything and everything, meaning you never get a word in,” said Lewis.

The first single to be released off the back of their 2019 sophomore EP Self-Improvement, Conversations is a taste of what’s to come on the band’s next record, which Lewis says heralds a natural progression of their sound.

“We were fortunate enough to work with Brad Hosking on our upcoming EP which means we were out of the garage and into a proper studio. I’d say Conversations is the bridge between our old stuff and new, we’ve been refining our sound and ended up in a place we’re all really happy with.”

The band’s forthcoming EP is pencilled in for July with a music video for Conversations dropping in the coming weeks to tide fans over in the meantime. As for any reservations you may have about small talk in everyday conversations, Lewis recommends taking it all in your stride.

“Don’t dodge small talk! While I do lowkey hate it, it’s something you have go through to get to know someone. If you enter each conversation with a bit of positivity things will never be too bad.”

Get to know Pure Milk without the awkward small talk and stream their gorgeous new single Conversations exclusively below, before the track drops this Friday, 27 March. Pre-save Conversations HERE.


Feature image: Pure Milk by Bridie Oxspring