The proud Prestonian artist started
out making music as a fresh faced teenager on a digital audio workstation,
throwing theory out the window and using his ear for everything. This
accumulated to years of practice making beats in his bedroom every single day
in order to formulate his own theory, authentically to himself, where he is
able to engineer his sound artistically.
Rainy Miller released his debut project, Limbs, in February last year ahead of touring with millennial superstar Gus Dapperton on the UK leg of his European tour. These were Rainy Miller’s first ever live performances. Limbs features ten tracks of emoting autotune over smooth, moody melodic beats interspersed with dabbles of Preston chitter-chatter. Prior to this, Rainy Miller would only ever release music on his SoundCloud and became notorious for deleting the tracks soon after posting.
Inspired by the aesthetics of his childhood, he prides his music in being a continuous love letter to the hauntology of his home, memories of the people and the places from where he grew up in Preston. So it was no coincidence that Preston North End chants were heard within Soup Kitchen’s basement during Rainy Miller’s debut headline live show, which was presented by Strange Riddims in April last year.
This combination of his DIY approach
creates a sound like no other. Continuing from his days solely on SoundCloud,
we have no choice but to await patiently for more to come from the virtuoso
Preston lad. After all, it always rains up north.
FOR FANS OF:
Frank Ocean, FKA Twigs, Toro y Moi
Written about the fetishisation of
working class people in and around south Manchester, this slow jam perfectly
demonstrates his eclectic raw talent and way with words.