Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

The Waifs, Fleetwood Mac, The White Stripes, Jack Johnson, Laura Branigan, The Doors, Muse, Josh Rouse, Johnny Cash, The Mountain Goats


band members

Des, Lou and sometimes Dean


Influences

Bob Dylan, The Mamas & The Papas, OK Go, The Beautiful Girls, The Eels, Boni Tyler, Bright Eyes


Bio

Born in Brisbane, founded in the gutters of Bangkok, and now jamming in Melbourne, Miles Recommends is the Australian song-writing and music production duo of Des and Lou, with the occasional assistance of Dean, who likes to join in and clap out of time.

Miles Recommends draw from, and blend together, a wide range of pop, rock, folk, blues, country and jazz influences; layering guitars, piano, organ, drums, French horn, strings and harmonies as a backdrop to their dissection of social norms. In a life full of contradictions, Miles Recommends likes to ponder some of the bigger questions.

But who is Miles?

A long, long time ago, people ventured into video stores for the latest and greatest films. Back then it wasn’t uncommon for those working in these stores to make suggestions to those who weren’t looking for the ordinary. Though we never knew him outside of those four walls, a guy named Miles was our go-to dude for recommending what we should take home and we’ll be darned if he didn’t always choose things that made us happy!

Yes friends, it was a simpler time. And sadly, we may never know what Miles is recommending today. But his spirit (and name) lives on through the magic of our sweet, sweet music.

Miles Recommends' debut EP, Extended Play, was released on February 5, 2017, with lead singles 'Darkness' and 'Crazy House' already enjoying solid airplay across Australian radio stations including 2MCR 100.3FM, 4ZZZ, 96.5 Inner FM, 97.9 Valley FM, and Voice of the Avon 101.3 FM.

Track 'Just Wanted You' was also voted by listeners of Indie Rock Cafe (USA) into the top 10 of music releases for February 2017.

Review

50

What barnstormer of a song. Easy to sing along to. Great rambunctious party song. Lots of personality in the vocals. Catchy feel good track.

What barnstormer of a song. Easy to sing along to. Great rambunctious party song. Lots of personality in the vocals. Catchy feel good track.