“One of my favourite new artists on the scene” - BBC Introducing
Genevieve Miles’ funk and dance influences blend with her trademark psychedelic pop elements, creating a sound inspired by the likes of Parcels, Talking Heads and Khruangbin. Described recently by Local and Live as “a true artist of today's generation,” Miles grew up on the folk scene of Oxfordshire before moving to Birmingham in 2018. She began to fine tune her innovative and unique take on alternative-pop. Her previous single ‘Good’, was first launched on a Hyundai advert in June 2022, and accumulated over a million views. Miles’ songwriting and live show continue to grow in maturity, as she begins to openly refuse to adhere to any rules, embracing rock, jazz and reggae influences.
New EP, ‘So heavy, so hard to hold’ was featured in BBC Introducing’s top tracks of 2023, listed in Dead Good Music’s top ten EPs of 2023, gained spots on Amazing Radio's 'Indie' and 'Easy Listening' playlists. The EP, which Unrecorded says offers “a sonic embrace to all who listen,” has also gained support from the likes of Grrrl Music, Brum Radio and Earmilk.
BBC Radio have also consistently supported Genevieve with airplay as well as live opportunities, including a slot at BBC Introducing Live in 2019, their joint showcase with Birmingham Music Awards in 2020, their digital BBC Airwaves Festival in 2021, leading to selecting her to play their stage at Truck Festival 2023.
As well as playing Truck Festival, 2023 has been an exciting year including her first UK tour, a slot at a fringe event of The Great Escape Festival and playing Big Retreat Festival.
In Summer 2022, Miles and her band played Cornbury Festival, Witney Music Festival among a series of sellout headliners. Meanwhile, Genevieve and her long-time producer and collaborator, Carlos de los Santos (Simple Fiction) finished off her new EP: an era Miles has professed as "the time of the wild woman."
On the live experience, Genevieve says: "I love throwing myself around on stage and shouting as loud as I can: it's for all those years that I stayed quiet, didn’t get mad, people pleased. This is the time of the wild woman: we are loud, emotional, ALIVE."
Her wide range of influence was also celebrated when Fontaines D.C shared her acoustic cover of their song ‘I Don’t Belong’ for the online Rock the Breadline fundraiser.
“This song solidifies her position as a vibrant and innovative artist to watch.” - Turtle Tempo
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“Unlike anything I've heard from the region before.” - Get It Shared