Conceived whilst living through the military coup in Bangkok in 2014 (Des used to work for the UN in Thailand), Miles Recommends is the brainchild of Melbourne folk singer-songwriters, music producers and social critics Des Atkinson and Lou Cadell. However this time they’ve returned with full band in tow, teaming up with the Philippines answer to John Frusciante (Ken Estioko), Canadian drummer/musician-wellness guru Mike Schwartz (aka the Rock Doctor), and stoner-rock bassist Justin Duffield. An oddball collective, Miles Recommends is anything but average.
Miles Recommends previous release was their successful debut EP Extended Play in 2017. This EP enjoyed airplay support via the ABC and Community radio. In fact the debut single ‘Crazy House’ hit #19 on 4ZZZ’s Hot 100 for 2017! This coincided with them winning the National Oxjam Gig Contest 2017 and thus being sent as ambassadors to BIGSOUND 2017. Now the band is back with the brooding new single ‘Keep it Warm’.
Taking their moniker from their childhood video store clerk, Miles Recommends (like the movies Miles recommended) have again defied genre confinement with ‘Keep it Warm’. One thing that remains the same however is the band’s ability to dissect the social and political climate of today. In a world so well geared towards a sedated and pacified existence, ‘Keep it Warm’ is a fog-horn reminder to keep your wits about you and the fire of hope and determination burning bright.
“Human history follows the perpetual cycles of the birth, conquests/greed, and then death of the less scrupulous. It’s all blood, gold and bone and this history continually repeats itself. But that doesn’t mean we should be placated by their shallow thoughts and promises. Trust your instincts and above all, keep those fires in your belly warm.” – Des Atkinson (vocals/guitar)
Beginning with Lou’s haunting and sultry vocals before exploding with the fiery unhinged wailings of Des, ‘Keep it Warm’ is a spark of fury ignited by the duos simple songwriting premise of “why create two good songs when you can create one epic song instead”. ‘Keep it Warm’ is the title track from the forthcoming debut full-length album from Miles Recommends, due for release in early 2020.
MILES RECOMMENDS TOUR DATES
Bowlo Palooza – A musical extravaganza at Thornbury Bowls Club
Saturday, October 12, 2019 7PM – 11:45PM
w/ Frank Bell and Mission Brown
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