Skip to main content

Single Review: ‘Out Of Sight Out Of Mind’ - Spilt Milk

 by Geena Ling

In today’s overwhelming landfill of indie hits, it can be difficult for up-and-coming bands to stand out from the crowd. Our ears are often aching with desire for something different - and Spilt Milk have most definitely satisfied this with their latest single, ‘Out of Sight Out of Mind’.

Since the band’s inception in 2019, they have become experts in the production of soft rock ballads, and this track fulfils the high expectations set out by their previous offerings. A sprawling guitar-led melody, clever lyrics and a frankly sensational vocal range work together to form the perfect wistful end-of-summer anthem.


The young band’s songwriting talent stands to attention in the nuances of their lyrics. They have uniquely mastered the art of putting witty social commentary against a background of infectious rhythms; previous tracks have told the humorous tales of messy nights out, lockdown blues and first loves. This time around, they’ve captured the bittersweet story of a one-night romance that turned into something more, all within a three-minute banger. The almost uncomfortably specific lyrics throw us right into the story. Some lines allude to experiences we can all relate to (and of which we possibly would rather not be reminded!). The shifts in tempo between the verses and chorus perfectly mirrors the in-the-moment excitement versus the raw unrequited longing that it leaves behind.


The blatant confidence in both their vocals and instrumentals makes it almost impossible to believe how new Spilt Milk are to the music scene. The song has a real professional quality to it, and wouldn’t sound out of place on the radio amongst the likes of Sam Fender and Courteeners. Despite this, they have managed to maintain the innocence and charm of youth in their music - a gift they will hopefully keep a hold of as they move from strength to strength.



Most Popular

‘Make Tattooing Safe Again’: Sheffield Based Tattoo Artist Exposed for Indecent Behaviour

 by Emily Fletcher TW: SA, Animal Abuse, Transphobia Photo Credit: @ meiko_akiz uki Recently, an  Instagram account  has been created to provide a  ‘space to safely give a voice to those who want to speak out about the behaviour of one, Sheffield based tattoo artist’. A  total of 40+ posts have been made by the above social media account regarding  one of Sheffield's most popular tattoo artists .  Thankfully, all posts are prefaced with a Content Warning prior to sharing screenshots of the messages that have been sent anonymously to the page. The majority of Content Warnings refer to sexual behaviour, abuse, and sexual assault. It is clear that there is a reoccurring theme within each submission, as many clients appear to have had the same experiences with the tattoo artist. Women, mostly, are being made to feel uncomfortable while being tattooed. One of the most vulnerable positions anyone can be in, tattoo artists should make their clients feel comfortable and safe during the pro

Fashion For a Cause: Brands That Stand with Palestine and the history of fashion as a form of Activism

by Oana-Maria Moldovan For over two months, there has been an ongoing genocide war in Gaza. To simplify a long and horrific issue, the situation that started, on a larger scale, around one hundred years ago, and has only become amplified since October 7th 2023. Taking place around the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and Israel–Lebanon border, the armed conflict is between Israel and Hamas-led Palestinian militant groups.  The problem is about “stolen” land. Said land is seen as an important holy part of both religions involved. But really, how holy can we consider a land to be, if people kill other people for it? It’s important to remember that this genocide is about three things: forced occupation, zionism, and religion. It’s also important to remember what ethnic erasure is. This terrible expresion, also known as cultural or ethnic assimilation, refers to the process by which the distinct cultural or ethnic identity of a particular group is gradually diminished or erased, often due to ext

Now What? The Aftermath of the 'Manic Pixie Dream Girl'

by Susan Moore Here is a bit about me: I am an open, excitable, creative AFAB who is also moderately attractive. I have a unique sense of personal style and a personality that on the surface can only be described as “bubbly” and “quirky”. For this reason, dating is a nightmare. To be sure, I do not have a hard time finding dates or potential suitors. The problems arise when said dates spend some time with me and decide that I am a rare specimen, and the connection they feel with me is “unlike anything they have felt before”. Then, things go one of two ways.  Either a) they decide I am too high maintenance and no longer palatable, or  b) they choose to never look further than the surface and are content to date the idea of me rather than the real me. There is something rather interesting, perhaps funny, about my situation. It is in no way unique. I have met so many people who constantly dealt with the same problem. Even funnier still, is the fact that there is a trope that simultaneousl