Wednesday 27 February 2013

Misty Miller - Girlfriend EP

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Two young British talents that have been in the spotlight lately are chart-topper Jake Bugg with his authentic take on "proper" guitar music, and another is slick new pop talent and Brit award winner Tom Odell. Both are heading out on tour soon and both will be supported on some dates by a new female singer-songwriter from London. We can't tell you about her live performances yet, but if recorded output is to be the barometer upon which we judge talent then these two celebrated musicians are about to be upstaged by 18-year-old Misty Miller, a girl whose music is far more impressive than the acts she'll be warming up for. The proof of the pudding is in the tunes, and new EP 'Girlfriend' which, by the way, was mostly written when she was aged just fifteen, is made up of incredibly well written garage rock and roll tunes.

The title-track puts most of the UK's current garage throwbacks to shame, the frantic 'You Know What I Mean' is top drawer material and the same goes for 'Lonesome Cowboy'. If this is just the start then imagine how good she could be in a few year's time. Even the mellower tracks like 'Devil' and 'Little Drummer' pack quite a vocal punch and the guitar sound is just great, the same style that's been handed down through generations from Chuck Berry to The 13th Floor Elevators to The Cramps to The Raveonettes. I guess you could think of her as a British Lissy Trullie but potentially better. Either way, if you're off to catch Bugg or Odell then get their early. The main act will be on first.

Misty Miller's website

Buy the EP

Catch her live:

February (Supporting Jake Bugg)
28 – Shepherd’s Bush Empire (London)

March (Supporting Tom Odell)
08 – Thekla  (Bristol)
10 – Brighton (The Haunt)
11 – Southampton (The Brook)
12 – London (Dingwalls)

March (Supporting Jake Bugg)
24 – Portsmouth (Guildhall)
25 – Bristol (O2 Academy)
26 – Southend (Cliffs Pavillion)
28 – Leicester (O2 Academy)
29 – York (Barbican)
30 – Carlisle (Sands Centre)

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