“His melodic, anthemic songs will send a shiver of pleasure zipping up your spine…” – Sunday Times
“…one of the most important burgeoning talents on the indie scene.” – The Vinyl District
Humphrey Miles (pronounced “Mills”) returned to the music scene last year with the free track ‘Breathe’ followed by the single Not Enough. With coverage on NME.com, Artrocker, Contactmusic.com, a UK tour with Michele Stodart (The Magic Numbers) and a stunning session with Daytrotter, the video received over a million views within a month. Now Humphrey is ready to tackle 2013 head on with the double a-side single Save Me / Tall Stories out on June 3rd, followed by his latest album Tall Stories due for release on 24th June 2013.
Tall Stories is the sound of an accomplished songwriter and one who is honest and emotionally in tune. Opening with ‘Would’ve Known’, Milles throws us straight into his world with crescendoing melodies and an epic chorus as he calls out “at least I know I’m not alone”. ‘Save Me’ is a complete change of pace, taking on a rockier element not dissimilar to The Stereophonics. ‘Tall Stories’ is epic, sonically vast and rich. Here, you get an insight into Milles’s honesty as he pierces through the gaze of modern life, the rat race and human nature. The latter half of Tall Stories is more introspective and slower songs such as ‘It’s Alright Now’ display Milles’ talent as not only a songwriter but a musician as his vocals ache over a simple piano.
Humphrey is no stranger to the scene, he has previously shared the stage with the late Amy Winehouse, KT Tunstall, The Magic Numbers, Snow Patrol and the talented, Mercury nominated Ed Harcourt. Most recently he embarked upon a UK tour with Michele Stodart, hitting venues and regional radio stations up and down the country from Yorkshire FM to BBC Radio Ulster, which led to him being picked up by national radio – BBC 6Music’s Chris Hawkins especially championed the single Not Enough.