At only 26 years of age, Miles Francis is already known among New York musicians as one of the best kept secrets on the music scene. Since he started playing – first the drums at 6, then guitar, bass, keyboards, other percussion, anything he could get his hands on – he’s been an audiophile of the highest order. As a working musician, Miles has collaborated and performed with Sharon Jones, Amber Mark, Angelique Kidjo, Allen Toussaint, Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio) and many others; toured the world with Will Butler (Arcade Fire), Antibalas, and EMEFE; and appeared on shows like Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Late Show with David Letterman.
His debut EP, Swimmers, is out now.
"Reminiscent of The Dirty Projectors and even St. Vincent, Miles Francis' debut EP…will catch you by surprise with catchy hooks and a thick layer of emotional depth.” - Baeble Music
“Remedy [winter despair] with Miles Francis’ "Take It," a twitchy little electronic pop song” - The Fader
“Like a one-man band of the internet age.” – Line of Best Fit
“catchy [and] intimate” - Stereogum
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