Angus & Julia Stone: Milk Music "can take you high to the mountain sky".
Angus & Julia Stone: Milk Music “can take you high to the mountain sky”.

UnderCurrent is excited to reveal that Samsung has recruited popular alt-folk duo Angus & Julia Stone to help it officially launch its new Milk Music curated radio app, which is already available on a number of its Galaxy smartphones and tablets. The service is free to download and only requires an internet connection for users to access 150 genre-based stations.

Milk Music is similar in description to the popular Pandora internet radio service, which is also available for Android devices band is either ad supported or US $4.99 per month for ad-free playback. (UnderCurrent adds that Pandora would probably blanch at this comparison, citing its genome project as evidence of its superiority.)

UnderCurrent bumped into Samsung Electronics Australia chief marketing officer Arno Lenior recently to find out more.

“Milk offers our customers a fresh and rich music experience tailored to their personal taste. Australians love their music and we’re extremely excited to be one of the very first countries to launch this fantastic service which has already seen great success in the United States,” Lenior told UnderCurrent.

“Milk is a truly innovative service that delivers an amazing music experience for our customers to enjoy the music they love.”

But enough from the suits, UnderCurrent managed to secure an exclusive it-on-two interview with talented brother-and-sister act Angus & Julia Stone and it started by asking what impact Milk Music has had on their lives.

“I’ll tell you what you already know,” answered Julia.  “You’ll never have to go to work: you’ll spend every day shining your light my way.”

Where have you enjoying the service? And how engaging have you find it?

“I’m somewhere, you’re somewhere, I’m nowhere, you’re nowhere,” the famously elusive Julia explained. “I’m singing songs about the future wondering where you are. I could call you on the telephone but do I really want to know?”

Clearly Julia found Milk to be engrossing, mesmerising even. UnderCurrent turned then to Angus Stone and asked about his experience.

“A heart of gold came on the stereo,” he said. “Mr Young made me cry. Then all the colours of the rainbow fell in my eyes.”

Clearly a positive experience. What happened next?

“Then the weather man came on the radio: said there’d be sunshine. Then all the colours of the rainbow fell in my mind.”

In fact, it turns out the famous pair fought quite a bit over the controls while on tour recently, as Julia recounted.

“And the boys and the boys and the boys and the boys and the boys and the boys go on and on,” she said.

Classic Angus. In fact, UnderCurrent understands that you once go so into Milk Music that you almost missed a gig?

“Turn up the radio, play A Horse With No Name, 10 miles to the show, we’re running late in a running late game,” Angus confirmed.

By this stage the interview was wrapping up so UnderCurrent concluded by asking Angus what he planned to do with Samsung Galaxy smartphone, complete with the Milk Music app.

“Gonna take her for a ride on a big jet plane,” he answered.

UnderCurrent thanks Angus & Julia Stone for their time.

The Milk Music app is available for free download on the following smartphones and tablets:

  • Samsung Galaxy S III
  • Samsung Galaxy S 4
  • Samsung Galaxy S 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)
  • Samsung Galaxy Gear S3