Giulia Millanta – Tomorrow’s a Bird

Album Review | Ugly Cat Music | Review by Allan Wilkinson

If you were to scan the name Giulia Millanta on the internet, there’s a good chance you will soon come across some good tunes and a demonstration of how to make a delicious Pasta del Contadino (with sausage and tomatoes and not forgetting a glass of dry white wine).  Now based in Austin, Texas, the Florence-born singer songwriter joins forces with Gabriel Rhodes for an album of ten original songs, with a little help from a cast of musicians that includes David Pulkingham, Brian Standefer and Joey Shuffield.  Songs and cookery are not Giulia’s only attributes, with other ventures that include being a traveller, writer, nomad, dreamer and occasionally, a comedian.  Her songs are delivered in a sharp and confident voice, which I imagine would be equally at home in the field of Country and Americana as it would with Post Punk.  Tomorrow’s a Bird is Giulia’s seventh solo album to date and comes at a time when we are all busy reflecting, re-evaluating and taking stock and this certainly comes across in these songs.  Take them, listen to them and trust what’s on the box.