I think the name Myles Manley sounds eerily like what the WWE would name an English wrestler who drinks too much tea, speaks in a faux toff English accent, and whose finishing move is called “The Sunday Roast”. As wonderful as this sounds, Myles Manley is in fact a British chap who moved to Sligo (that’s in Ireland, asshats) as a young child, and grew up there. He is a purveyor of a wonderfully off kilter indie-folk in the vein of a more subdued Neutral Milk Hotel, grabbing on wholeheartedly to their brand of lo-fi folk rock. Great craic all round.
“Pay Me What I’m Worth” is the first track to be released from Manley’s upcoming mini-album More Songs, out February 16th on Trout Records (Jet Setter, Spies). A trained mathematician, Manley gave up the glamour of simultaneous equations to put out a DIY release a couple of years ago called Greatest Hits, before absconding for a number of years to New York to explore their anti-folk scene. Now he is back in Dublin, and having a solid time by all accounts.
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