The Band: Inspired by the likes of The Velvet Underground, Iggy & The Stooges and Blondie, 20 year old Misty Miller is a South London based singer songwriter who has been making music since the tender age of 14. Tipped as a one to watch in 2015, Miller’s evolution from ukulele twiddling teenager to Gibson SG wielding punk proprietor has saw her tour with the likes of Jake Bugg and Television, not to mention packing out slots at Reading and Leeds.
The Sound: Opening amid a haze of swampy feedback and soft chords, Miller plaintively croons of how she’s scared of “losing my best friend” before building to an attitude packed chorus which cranks the distortion up to 10 and comes down extra heavy on the cymbals – the previous fear in her vocal superseded with an angst and disaffection that Patti Smith would be proud of.
The Lowdown: Best Friend is the lead track from the Sweet Nothing EP which is released via Relentless Records on Monday 9th March. Her debut album is anticipated for release this summer. Miller has announced a spate of English tour dates throughout February and March, but has yet to add a Scottish date.