The Rescue Rooms archives: 2016

MISTY MILLER (in the Red Room), Live at Rescue Rooms

  • Thursday 14th April 2016
  • Supported by: Strange Bones


Genre: punk, pop

About: When south London’s Misty Miller released her debut album five years ago, aged 16, the waif-like blonde girl was among the multitudes of fresh-faced, strumming folkies. However, she’s since had a metamorphosis like one of David Bowie’s ch-ch-changes. Out have gone the cute locks and acoustic guitar. In have come slick black hair, a nose piercing, tattoos, punky pop and a loud band with a topless, male, tattooed bassist. The transformation is complete when Miller walks on in a tight black skirt and T-shirt reading “Kill your idols”, and unveils the vocals that have seen her land a Radio 1 playlisting and comparisons to Chrissie Hynde. She certainly has a voice to stop grown adults in their tracks: equal parts glucose, honey, sand and spit, with streaks of vulnerability and sensuality. When she hits the high notes one fears for teenage hearts and nearby decorations.

Please note this is a 14+ show.