The Milk Carton Kids | Union Chapel | 22 January 2016
The Milk Carton Kids aren’t what you’d call, in the traditional sense, a triple threat. Sure, they can certainly sing, their two voices harmonising angelically around a single microphone. But instead of excelling at acting and dance, they’re phenomenal musicians. And stand-up comics.
They intersperse immaculately crafted, poetically literate songs of heartache, longing, and “the clouds moving over Pontiac skies” with laugh out loud stories of dog-perpetrated gun violence and life on the road. And instead of diluting the audience’s reverence for their music, the duo’s dry, self-deprecating humour only highlights the beauty of their songs.