Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?
We’ve got two new singles out. The first is You’re Never Alone – which is a song I wrote for Des (my songwriting partners and bandmate) about not feeling alone when it comes to all the massive problems we face as a global society. Our newest single is called Thank You– which is a cheeky little toe-tapping country song Des wrote for the upcoming Federal Election. Nothing but three chords and the truth in that bad boy!
What’s your favourite work at this point in time?
I’m pretty proud of the film clip for our track Crazy House (released 2017), whereI painstakingly stitched over 200 clips together thematically into this wonderful, quirky, bananas song that has some incredibly deep lyrics about how institutionalised corruption and inane social norms often leave one with a desire for the crazier side of things. Des wrote a masterpiece of a song and I think the film clip is worthy.
How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
We are like vegemite toast–delicious any time of day, complex and bold, and ultimately, good for the soul!
Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.
At the beginning of one of our songs called Lonely People you can hear me laughing– but not because of the song – Des farted just when I was about to sing and kept the recording of me laughing in the final song mix!
What, or who, inspires you?
Love and truth inspire me,however, our music is often inspired by the exact opposite of these things – which are unfortunately far more often encountered in this crazy world we live in.
Which song do you wish you wrote?
Ship of Fools by World Party. The instrumentation, the lyrics, and the allegory (Ship of Fools is an allegory from Plato about a dysfunctional crew on a ship), are really in line with what we try to do as a band. It’s brilliant!
What’s next for you?
World domination via more single drops and our first album in early 2020.And a gig at Boogieman Bar in Collingwood on the 10th of May. But mainly world domination.
What’s your scene?
Books, beers,and jams.
What do a former UN-worker and a journalist do when they become disenfranchised with the world around them? Start a band, that’s what!Conceived whilst living through the military coup in Bangkok in 2014, Miles Recommends is the brain-child of singer/songwriting and production duo Des Atkinson and Lou Cadell.
Taking their moniker from their childhood video store clerk, Des and Lou (like the movies Miles recommended) defy genres through invoking a critical spirit that dissects the social norms of today. With the addition of Filipino rockerKenEstioko, Miles Recommends blends rock, folk, blues and pop-influences with catchy tunes, soulful harmonies and cheeky turns of phrase that will have you dancing and singing along in no time.
Next Gig:MrBoogie Man Bar – May 10
Video – You’re Never Alone:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J3eB2Sz7v4
Video – Thank You:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9kIrGt32aU
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