Milk Bar Gang formed in 2021. Felix Chapple (Keyboards, Guitars) and Bianca Cao (Vocals, Art, Dance) began writing, rehearsing and recording songs for a new music project during the covid lockdowns.
Felix has played keyboards, organ and piano with many different Melbourne bands and musicians. Performing with the likes of Shamus Goble (Plums), Ted Cleaver (Fauves), Duncan Foster, Meloncholiflowers, Frente, The Beach Chromers and numerous other live acts.
Bianca from Beijing is new to the Melbourne music scene, with a background in Dance performance and visual art.
In June 2022 Milk Bar Gang released their debut 4 track EP "Open". The songs on the EP are a mixed representation of musical styles. The themes of Open touch on alienation in a consumer society. Recorded, mixed and mastered at home, Milk Bar Gang seek to intrigue with the layering of textures and sounds.
Milk Bar Gang have also self produced 4 accompanying videos to go with the tracks on their debut EP Open. The videos showcase the bands visual style and wry take on life.
At the end of 2022 Milk Bar Gang released the single "Where Now Girl" with accompanying video.
2023 Milk Bar Gang have been busy working on an exciting new EP and plan to do some live shows later in the year.
Milk Bar Gang bring all these creative elements into their art both aurally and visually.
There is no pigeon hole for Milk Bar Gang’s eclectic stylings, influences range from Sparks and Bowie to early eighties new wave to anything and everything . Just like in a Milk Bar!