Miles. is the acoustic outlet for York-based multi-instrumentalist, Michael Donnelly.
On new single ’16; My Delightful Inheritance’ (taken from the new EP, ‘Beauty For Ashes’ out on April 15 via Daddy Issues Records), Donnelly channels the passion and emotion of Benjamin Francis Leftwich, and Death Cab For Cutie at their most evocative and passionate.
Of the track’s inspirations he comments: “Death Cab shaped much of my musical upbringing; learning from their creativity and ingenuity made for wonderful foundations that I create from today. They’re an invaluable part of my past. BFL however, holds my future; what I want to achieve next. I aspire to his honesty and vulnerability and always keep it in mind working on the next thing and the next track. I like to think they both can lay claim to 16 in a many ways.”
Miles. will play the following spaces (with more to be announced) in support of the new single, and the EP:
Yorkshire post-punk duo, Mary and the Ram have today premiered a remix of their debut single, ‘The Cross’ by London alternative rock band, Birthmarks. The track moves the original away from its gothic Sisters of Mercy-esque roots and takes it in a more ambient Massive Attack-inspired trip-hoppy direction.
MATR are currently working on new material at home in York following the success of their debut material (produced by John Fryer [Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails]). Birthmarks will release their debut album, ‘And Then The Rain Stopped’ later this year.
Soundsphere magazine today releases a short documentary produced by two Hull College students – athlete, journalist and wheelchair user, Chelsea Sparke and producer Danielle Hayes. The documentary features prominent figures in Hull’s music scene talking about Hull’s quest for better accessibility.
Dom Smith, editor of Soundsphere (who has Cerebral Palsy) comments: “Hull is where I am from, and I wouldn’t be doing anything music related if it weren’t for the supportive nature of Hull’s people, and venues, but there’s still work to be done and this short documentary shows that and also sheds a light on the incredible stuff going on in our city, and scene.”