Here at MG we’re always striving to be one step ahead and that includes having our ear to the ground when it comes to supporting the ‘next big thing’.
Allow us to introduce you to Misty Miller as a one to watch for 2013!
Having signed to Sony label Relentless, she recently released the Girlfriend EP, a collection of songs that finds her embracing the gritty sound of 70s rock ‘n’ roll. From the EPs title track – that Zane Lowe made his ‘Next Hype’ it showcases Misty’s unique song writing talents and musical dexterity and ambition to the full.
Here we grabbed 5 minutes with Misty to give you a quick insight into her style, musical inspirations & her advice to anyone starting out in the music world.
*Describe your style in 5 words?
Grunge, wearable, classic, warn in, practical
* Who are your style icons?
Patti Smith, Kurt Cobain era – The 70’s and 90’s. I don’t really follow anyone’s style though, I wear what I wear.
* Describe your sound in 5 words?
Ragtime, rock ‘n’ roll, tingly, blues surf
* How did you get into the music industry, and what would be your advice to anyone looking to pursue a career in music?
I played an open mic gig at Bestival in 2009 and found my manager there. Ever since then I played more and more shows and started to meet people in the industry. You never know who you might meet.
My advice is to play! Performing a lot is key, it’s not until you really start gigging that you’ll know what kind of performer you are and want to be. That’s how it was for me anyway. Also, go to other gigs, meet other bands. Meeting new bands and becoming part of a music scene really got me going I think. My closest friends are musicians; it’s just the way we live.
Also, make sure you really do enjoy what you do. It’s gotta feel right.
* What’s been the best thing about 2013 so far?
Releasing my EP and finding out I was going on tour!
* What are you most excited about for 2013?
When the album is finished and my band & I go on tour! Having a killer album that I feel proud of is gonna feel so good. Then travelling and playing a show every night with my band who are my best friends.
Listen to/Stream Misty Miller’s EP