I’ve been working on this for a while and I’m super-excited to share it with you all! Last year I started making a wee game on Scratch which would double as a music video for my song ‘Rapture’. Then a month or so ago, my good friend Gus stepped in to port the game to Unity. And now we have a finished game!
Go check it out at https://shamblesmiller.itch.io/rapture and let me know what you think. If you like it and feel like helping out an idiot musician who just quit his day job to go study software development, why not buy some of my music? You can do so at http://shamblesmiller.bandcamp.com for any price you like. And if you can’t afford to pay for it, just download it for free ^__^
Hey! In case you haven’t noticed me talking about it on Twitter or Facebook, I’ve made all of my music free for a wee while. So if you fancy downloading my whole back catalogue, including my recent(ish) EP Doing Stuff is Hard, then fill yer boots! Also, I’ll be announcing some new shows soon, and in the meantime you can catch me at Munros on Tuesday nights, hosting the open mic. Maybe I’ll see you there sometime!
In my last post I mentioned that I’d recorded a few songs for the Clydeside Sessions. There’s a new episode of four every week and I’m in a couple of them, with the sun shining through my beard like the glorious ginger mess it is (or, indeed, was, as I’ve had a wee shave since then). Check them out below and keep your eyes peeled for the next episode! If you like what you see/hear, you can head over to Facebook to check out the Clydeside Sessions page and maybe even give them a wee like. Enjoy!
If you’d like to hear me do more of that sort of thing, why not come along to Rally and Broad at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow tomorrow where I’ll be performing alongside all sorts of lovely and interesting people, including yer actual Alan Bissett.
Despite my best intentions, I’ve once again managed to not update my blog for a wee while. Happily though it’s because I’ve been quite busy. My wee flyer did it’s 50th gig last night at the Glad Cafe, I’ve got a music video coming out soon, and I recently announced that I’ll be playing a pretty big show at the ABC 2 in Glasgow on the 27th of April, supporting Geoff Rickly from Thursday. Exciting! Tickets are normally £10 but I’ve got cheaper tickets for sale at my bandcamp, with the option of a wee music bundle as well. It’s kind of a taste of my music for newcomers, or for anyone who has been meaning to pick up some of my tunes but hasn’t got around to it yet. I called it SuperBundleFunTimeYeah! You can buy tickets (with or without the bundle) for the ABC show at this lovely link right here.
I really hope you can make it, it would really a mean a lot to me. In other news, I just found out that there’s a wee feature on me in the Scotland on Sunday today! That was a lovely Sunday surprise. Here it is:
That’s made my day so it has. Anyway, I’ve been writing some new songs recently so hopefully I’ll have some new stuff for you to hear by the next time I post! Hope to see your lovely faces at the ABC on the 27th!
Hello folks. It’s fair to say that my single is now well and truly launched! The party in Vespbar the other night was loads of fun, so big thanks to everyone who came along. Special thanks to Julia and the Doogans and Trusty and the Foe for playing the launch and being so braw.
If you didn’t make it along: fear not! You can still buy physical copies of the single from Bandcamp, just click this link right here. Prefer digital copies? You can purchase a digital copy from this link or simply click “buy” in the player below!
If you like being able to download your music on the go, you can also purchase a digital copy of the single from iTunes. Just search for Shambles Miller on the iTunes store or go via this link here.
Not convinced? If only there were other people whose opinions you could trust about whether or not my single is worth buying. Wait! There are!
“By the end of ‘Confessions‘ you are left feeling somehow connected with others, with the thinking being that things really aren’t as bad as you thought they were some 3 minutes and 53 seconds ago before you pressed play, and for such an achievement the entire arrangement of this single from start to finish must be applauded, recommended, and thoroughly enjoyed.”
– Jon Sidwell, Music Liberation
(read the review in full here)
“In addition to a fine sense of melody (and an accent Americans may find a bit thick), Shambles’ songs tend to be characterized by a deft sense of humor.”
– When You Motor Away
(read the feature in full here)
“The skiffle-tinged shuffle of “Confessions” bursts with wry wit, David Bowie impressions and buckets of pathos. The almost impossibly catchy song is built around a rousing, sing-along chorus where Miller perhaps correctly observes “the world doesn’t really need another break up song“. But most songs of heartbreak aren’t created quite like this, and lack the sense of self-deprecating but gentle humour which Miller manages to cram into his lyrics in every surprising couplet.”
– Mike Newman, Songs Heard on Fast Trains
(read the review in full here)
If you like my music, please share the Bandcamp link or just tell a friend or something. I’ll be really grateful. Thanks so much for all your support!
Hello folks! You’re looking lovely today, as are your mums! You might wonder why I’m complimenting your mothers; it’s not mother’s day yet, after all. It IS on Sunday though. Which is also the day I’m playing a gig with Beans on Toast!
You might have seen/heard me talk about this chap before. There’s a story I tell all too often, so I’m going to break with tradition and, well, not tell it again.
What I AM going to tell you is that you should bloody well come to this gig on Sunday. It’s at the 13th Note and also supporting will be Dave Hughes and Daniel versus the World. It starts at 8pm and it’s £5 on the door. That’s not too steep for a night of braw music now, is it? Mr. on Toast is an excellent singer-songwriter and his songs are immediately likeable, so I’m banking on this being more than enough to convince you to come along:
The sweetest-sounding song about cocaine I’VE ever heard. Come along on Sunday to hear more of the same great songwriting. And if you DO come, I might even stop telling that story. I mean, it was funny at first but COME ON MAN, get a GRIP, how many times? Seriously.
So I hope you’ll come along and see us play songs at you. Bring a mum!* All are welcome.