myles newman – sophie

“The upcoming "myles newman" drops his Indie folk single for the fans of good and relaxing music. Those friendly guitar melodies and smooth vocals are main characteristics of his very personal creation. Music made from talent and will for success.”

Myles Newman is a 19 year old songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer from Shropshire, combining a unique blend of 70s soft rock influences with accessible lyrics and floaty melodies, noted influences include : J.J. Cale, Allman Brothers Band, Steely Dan, George Harrison, Ronnie Wood, Joni Mitchell, Willie J Healey, Neil Young, The Doobie Brothers to name a few. Recording every instrument himself in his east London home using analog tape machines and equipment, Myles brings a breath of fresh air both through the speakers and on the stage. From selling out headlines in the Midlands, to playing support slots with names like Alfie Templeman, in his 2 year career Myles has already racked up 100%K spotify plays and has planted his foot firmly in the alternative music scene's door .

With this single Miles has taken his music to a stage where it has not been before, writing lyrics that reflect on maturing at a young age and family trauma, flipping to comical nonsense and fictional lovers. Myles encases these sometimes sensitive, other times chucklesome words in music that rings of his musical inspiration.

Myles also makes his 70’s influences known in his ancient recording equipment and production methods, and his creative process is another unique trait of Myles’ music - writing every song himself, playing every instrument himself, recording all his music using reel-to-reel tape machines and analog equipment, engineering, producing and mixing everything entirely on his own in a small bedroom in East London, all at the age of 19.

Reviewed by Nagamag on May 31, 2022