For a period of five years Miller made their own brand mix of alt-country, alt-folk and psych-pop.
The band was formed by Stephen Stannard and Matt Dring (of early nineties indie-darlings Headtime). As a duo, they released their debut (west)country and folk-tinged 11 track album Miller's Orgel. For the psych-pop infused follow up album A dialogue concerning .... they were joined by Henry Flint.
The transition into a live band saw Ian Inglis (bass) and Steve James (keyboards) join the band along with Paul (who shall not be named) on drums. After a further reshuffle Stephen, Matt and Steve were joined by Terry Stacey (drums) and Tom McCaus (bass) to form the final line up. This line up played a number of gigs in the darkest wild west country and supported the likes of Absentee and the Mojave 3 at festival appearances.
This line up saw a further set of demos recorded in readiness for a new Miller release. A further track (a cover version of Fields by The Lilac Time was recorded and released on the Stephen Duffy tribute CD One of these Fans). Around this time, the band also featured in the new music section of Record Collector magazine.
Shortly after, in a very (very, very, very) rare moment of clarity and logic, the decision was taken to disband Miller - to the great relief of all involved. Not being ones who were very comfortable with waste, a download e.p. of their unreleased tracks named Coda was given away free on the Woven Wheat Whispers website. Thank you and good night.
You can here listen to Miller's music on their brand new Soundclound player below.