Hi There. I’m Wes, and Death Milkshake is the name of my solo live looping project. I make alt-rock/electro influenced tunes in my studio in a Mongolian yurt in the west of Ireland and then i use a piece of software called Ableton Live, to live loop them for you. It’s savage craic!
During the lockdowns in 2020 & 2021, i decided to get back into making music having not done so in any serious way for a couple of years before that. Lockdown and location were against me when it came to start a band, so i decided to DIY it. With some instruments, some software, and some curiosity things started to make sense.
I found that my love of Alt rock, prog rock & punk was at odds with the software and the writing methods i was using, but i decided to just let them collide. That’s when the magic started to happen. After a lot of hours trying, failing, and trying again, things started to click, and all of a sudden i was making music i was happy with, playing gigs at music festivals, and wondering if the bio in my website would sound more professional written in third person.
Pulling sounds and ideas from the ether, crafting them into coherent songs and playing them for people has been incredibly rewarding. It feels like the start of the journey. Let’s see how far we can take it!