White Miles

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White Miles
White Miles supporting the Eagles of Death Metal (22397997317).jpg
White Miles supporting the Eagles of Death metal
Background information
OriginTyrol, Austria
GenresBlues rock, stoner rock
Years active2011–2017
LabelsLLRR
Websitewww.white-miles.com
Members

White Miles is an Austrian rock duo founded in 2011, which consists of singer/guitarist Medina Rekic and drummer/singer Hansjörg Loferer. they describe their musical style as "dirty pole dancer stoner blues rock". It oscillates between Blues Rock and Stoner Rock.

History[edit]

The band claims to be descended from Madagascar, more precisely from its capital Antananarivo, but both members were born Tyrolese. They met in 2005, and decided to join in a new band in 2011. After early successes with four live video productions, they quit their day jobs and dedicated themselves to music. In 2014, the band was invited by the Truckfighters and Courtney Love to join them as their opening act on tours throughout Europe and the UK. In October and November 2015, they served as the supporting act for the American group Eagles of Death Metal on their European tour. White Miles also cooperated with Munich-based Colour Haze and several Austrian groups.

In 2014, their first studio album was produced by LLRR. Called job: genius, diagnose: madness, it was published on CD and vinyl record. On 1st of April 2016, their second album titled 'The Duel' was released, also available on CD and vinyl.

On 13 November 2015, the band escaped the November 2015 Paris attacks. Shortly after they had finished their opening act to the Eagles of Death Metal in Parisian Bataclan theatre, an attack on the venue led to 89 deaths and several severely wounded. In a statement on 18 November, the duo said "We are happy, but miserable at the same time. Happy, because we are back with our families, who help immensely to make us feel safe again; miserable, because we know that many families have to mourn following the weekend. It goes without saying that our thoughts are with all victims and their relatives."[1] The remainder of their current tour has been canceled, but they began performing again at Innsbruck on 17 December 2015.[2]

In April 2017 singer Medina Rekic left for own projects and the group disbanded.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 2014: job: genius, diagnose: madness (LLRR)
  • 2016: The Duel

Videos[edit]

  • 2014: Fake Smile[3]
  • 2014: Crazy Horse[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grow, Kory (18 November 2015). "Bataclan Opening Band: 'We Are Happy, But Miserable at the Same Time': "We are in good health, though the events are still too close, the impressions too touching," White Miles write". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  2. ^ Sisario, Ben (18 November 2015). "Eagles of Death Metal Make First Statement on Paris Attacks". New York Times. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  3. ^ Video Fake Smile
  4. ^ Video Crazy Horse

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