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Fast Five: White Miles



How did you meet and what’s the story behind your band name?

We met in 2005, both playing in different bands and both cut from the same cloth. Our friendship grew and we both had to live the way we lived before playing music together and share this mayhem with each other. That’s definitely a reason why we there is no other bandmember than the two of us, the other one would get lost or accidently killed. White Miles was the idea of our friend Nina. We decided for this name while having a smoke outside on the balcony, late at night, after the live-recording for our ‘drop D session’. We like to be on the road and the white roadmarks – they lead you to somewhere, you don’t know where, but you expect it to be good – and when you walk down the road, with your head empty, but full of white, you got a whole lot of opportunities. That’s how we felt that night and still do. This road is a hell of a trip.

How would you describe your music?

We call it ‘dirty pole dance stoner blues rock’. We are a band that mostly comes up with their songs during jam sessions, so we describe it as a moment music, simply focussing on drums and vocals with a guitar plugged in a bass and guitar amp. It’s rock and sometimes not healthy.

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

We release our debut album: ‘job: genius, diagnose: madness’ in May on which we’ve been working on for the past year. Luckily toured a month all over Europe with Valley of the Sun and Truckfighters. While being on tour and preparing for soundcheck in Amsterdam, we got a message saying: ‘you will be touring the UK with Courtney Love in may.’ – I think you can imagine how stoked we were that night in Amsterdam. High on life, as we like to say. So, more touring will be the main part of us doing in the next months, plus coping with high on life moments that might trick your brain or push you to another level. We prefer the ‘tricky push’ way of dealing with brainfucks. haha.

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

Lofi: If John Bonham would still be hitting drumheads, it would be awesomely awesome to do a ‘drum battle’ with him, Not that I would expect to even stand a chance, but you know, just to enjoy the jam!’:) haha’

Medina: I would love to play with PJ Harvey, because I want to hear her unique voice together with my guitar playing. A moment I would never forget!

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

Lofi: BEGGARS BANQUET by The Rolling Stones would be my album of choice! The album title fits perfect to the ‘lost on an desert island’ – Situation! I would go absolutely crazy with the first track ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ right away, and then calm down again with the next song ‘No Expectations’, and drown in a bit of self pity while listening to the third song ‘Dear Doctor’ with a bottle of booze in my hand, get cheered up again by ‘Street Fighting Man’, and then finally die when the last song ‘Salt Of The Earth’ sounds across the desert sand.

Medina: DOOLITTLE by the Pixies, totally easy to answer. Not just because of the song ‘dead’ – the entire album is just brilliant. I see myself running around, tired, stoked, insane, stuck and horny with a bandana on my head – a dark green one – keeping the sweat away from eyes, listening to ‘dead’ and wishing to ever hold a guitar in my hands again. So, I have to say that my time on a desert island would be insanity and satisfaction at the same time. I guess, this will keep me alive.

White Miles’ debut album ‘Job: Genius, Diagnose: Madness’ will be released on 12th May to coincide with their UK tour supporting the one and only Courtney Love.