Congratulations, everybody. You’ve done it. You’ve successfully made it through another shitstorm of a week and now it’s time to celebrate.
Thanks to our new friends in the UK rock outfit Milestones, specifically guitarist Andrew Procter, we have the perfect celebration idea for you all: Get totally drunk and jam Milestones’ debut LP Red Lights (if you’re of age, of course)!
See, apparently Procter is a bit of beer aficionado if you will. And being that, the young Englishman has decided to use his sudsy knowledge to pair all of his band’s new songs with the perfect brews to go along with them.
Take Milestones’ fast-paced lead single “Paranoid,” for example. Evidently, Procter thinks a bottle of Devil’s Backbone would go perfectly with the angst-ridden track.
“The main theme of ‘Paranoid’ is about facing the demons of disloyalty and infidelity which is why Devil’s Backbone is the perfect beer for this song,” he says. “Not to mention, the label on the bottle matches perfectly with the colour of our album artwork and the music video for this track.”
To check out what other tasty beverages Milestones’ guitarist paired with their sensational new tracks, be sure to look below. Afterwards, if you haven’t already, make sure to pick up a copy of Red Lights here.
“BitterSweetHeart” - PUNK IPA (Brew Dog)
Punk IPA by Brewdog, despite being a beer, is one of the sweetest, most fruity drinks you can get your hands on. I felt like the title of this track has a very fitting resemblance to the taste of this beverage.
“Once Upon A Time” - Desperados
This is definitely the best beer to pair up with this track. I wrote the guitar parts of “OUAT” to have a Mexican/Spanish influence. The opening scene of Once Upon A Time In Mexico features Antonio Banderas playing on a battered nylon guitar which really inspired me to write in this style. One of his most famous roles is playing as the main character in the film Desperado.
“Paranoid” - Devil’s Backbone
The main theme of “Paranoid” is about facing the demons of disloyalty and infidelity which is why Devil’s Backbone is the perfect beer for this song, not to mention the label on the bottle matches perfectly with the colour of our album artwork and the music video for this track.
“Against The World” - Innis & Gunn
“Against The World” is a song about overcoming the odds and achieving your dreams. There is a particular line in this song (“But when the whiskey leaves my bloodstream”) that I relate to all too well from being trashed every Friday night. However, this is a beer write up, which is why I have chosen Innis & Gunn. Their drinks are famous for their unique blend of beer with a whiskey finish.
“Eighteen” - Fosters
This track was written to have a very youthful, bouncy dynamic about partying and drinking until you can’t see. Foster’s was the beer I would always drink at house parties growing up, so it fits “Eighteen” quite nicely.
“Liar” - Budweiser
Some beer trivia with this one: Budweiser is often branded as “The King Of American Beer” but the drink was originally founded by King Ottokar II of Bohemia making the new branding of Budweiser to be about as truthful as the name of this song.
“Hold On” - Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
This has to be one of the smoothest ales out there that you can just sit back and enjoy slowly, just like listening to this ballad.
“End Game” - Stella Artois
My only “End Game” at any piss up is to make sure that everybody is absolutely smashed – usually by playing the drinking game ring of fire. Stella Artois is by far my favourite beer to use for this.
“This Is My Life” - Brooklyn Lager
Brooklyn Lager has a big kick to it that hits you straight away really giving you a taste of that bold Brooklyn attitude – much like when the chorus of this song kicks in and leaves you wanting more.
“Counting Cars” - Blue Moon
Another smooth, slow drink for those of you who may want to take life one sip at a time while listening to this chilled out song.
“Forever Or Never” - Forever Ever
I chose this beer purely because the name of it is very similar to the song title.