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Milburn were an indie rock band from Sheffield, England that consisted of Joe Carnall, Louis Carnall, Tom Rowley, and Joe Green. They announced they would split on March 28, 2008, with the band playing their final gig at Sheffield's Carling Academy on May 24, 2008.

Milburn started out playing small gigs in front of friends, practising at drummer Joe Green's grandma's house. The origin of their name comes from a bet with a friend whose surname was Milburn. This was discussed in an interview on Channel 4's Popworld.
Emergence and debut album

In 2002 they sold out the The Boardwalk twice and played at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, The Garage in London and The Leadmill in Sheffield, while supporting Tony Wright's band Laika Dog and Cosmic Rough Riders.

The band also helped to raise the profile of their Sheffield counterparts, Arctic Monkeys by inviting them to tour and support them on their 2005 tour.

After releasing two limited singles, "Lipstick Lickin" and "Showroom", on their own label Free Construction, Milburn signed to Mercury Records in 2006. Their debut single for the label, "Send In the Boys", reached #22 in the UK Singles Chart in April 2006, and their debut album, Well Well Well, released on the 9 October 2006 on Mercury Records reached #32 in the UK Albums Chart.
Second album and 2007 UK Tour
Joe Carnall
Tom Rowley

Milburn released their second album These Are the Facts on 24 September 2007 whilst releasing the first single from this album "What Will You Do (When the Money Goes)?" beforehand on 17 September. These Are The Facts was leaked on to private download website, in its entirety on 3 September.

Milburn promoted their second album with a UK tour running from 13 September to 28 September ending with a home-coming gig at The Leadmill in Sheffield.

After the success of the two week album tour, the band announced a new tour which took place in November. The tour was held at university venues across the country and finished with a gig at the octagon in Sheffield.

As part of the universities tour, the gig at Manchester Metropolitan University's K2 was cancelled halfway through after the venue failed to hire a sufficient crowd barrier. This resulted in uncontrollable surges by the crowd, which culminated in an alleged attack on a fan by an event security attendant who then turned on Louis Carnall.

After weeks of rumour of an impending split, Milburn announced on March 28, 2008 on their Myspace page that, after much consideration, they had decided it was time to call it a day. They said there had been no falling out in the band and they still remained friends and supporters of each other as they explore new musical horizons.

The band announced they would play two final gigs for their fans at the ABC Glasgow on May 22 and the Carling Academy Sheffield on May 24, 2008 as well as releasing two songs they wanted to make available via download called "The District Line" and "Stay At Home" that were left over from their recording session of These Are the Facts.
After Milburn

After the split, several members have gone on to form new bands. Louis Carnall became a member of electro band Lords of Flatbush with ex Arctic Monkey Andy Nicholson and Sheffield based singer Steve Edwards, however he is no longer a member due to other commitments. Tom Rowley and Joe Green are now members of the band The Backhanded Compliments, with Rowley as lead singer, and ex-Union City member Ryan Sellars on bass. Joe Carnall began studying at the University of Sheffield in September 2008. In January 2009 it was reported that Tom Rowley would join Reverend and the Makers, as replacement for their recently departed guitarist Tom Jarvis. Joe has a new band called Joe Carnall And The Book Club.

* Joe Carnall (vocals/bass)
* Louis Carnall (vocals/rhythm)
* Tom Rowley (lead guitar)
* Joe Green (drums)


* Well Well Well (9 October 2006) Mercury Records #32 UK
* These Are the Facts (24 September 2007) Mercury Records #51 UK


* On Top of the World (2002)
* Along Comes Mary (2003)
* Milburn (9 May 2005) (Re-released 17 October 2005) Free Construction
* Send In the Boys (26 July 2006) (Japan Only) Mercury Records


* "Send in the Boys" (27 March 2006) Mercury Records #22 UK
* "Cheshire Cat Smile" (10 July 2006) Mercury Records #32 UK
* "What You Could've Won" (30 October 2006) Mercury Records #66 UK
* "What Will You Do (When the Money Goes)?" (17 September 2007) Mercury Records #44 UK

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