Miles and Simone on tour – music news

Melbourne alt-country favourites Miles and Simone have returned with the release of their new single “She And I”. The track was recorded with producer Dan Luscombe (The Drones, Courtney Barnett) and was birthed out of the chance discovery of a a battered old nylon-stringed classical guitar amongst boxes of old records behind the red velvet stage curtain of Melbourne’s Basement Discs record store.

“While we were waiting to go onstage, I spotted a small guitar behind the boxes of records,” Miles O’Neil explained. “I saw it was covered in the signatures of the many musicians who had performed on the Basement Discs stage. I tuned it up, started strumming and a song just came out, as if it was waiting behind the strings. I started singing “she and I would run like rolling rivers” and knew it was a keeper.”

Check out “She And I” below:

To celebrate the release of “She And I” Miles and Simone are heading out on a July tour taking in festivals, headline shows and old town halls. Check out the full list of dates here:

Sunday 2nd July – Newport Folk Festival, Newport, VIC
Friday 7th July – Festival of Voices, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July – Bello Winter Music, Bellingen, NSW
Thursday 13th July – Leaps and Bounds Festival, The Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 14th July – Moira, VIC
Saturday 15th July – Yarck, VIC
Sunday 16th July – The Theatre Royal, Castlemaine VIC
Thursday 20th July – The Gem, PBS FM, Acid Country OB, Leaps and Bounds, Melbourne VIC
Thursday 27th July – The Golden Age Cinema, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 29th July – Balmoral, NSW
Friday 4th August – Major Toms, Kyneton, VIC
Saturday 5th August – King Valley VIC

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