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Myles Manley and The Little People

English-born, Sligo-raised, Dublin-based Myles Manley sings rocknroll-folk-pop music with two current live incarnations: solo acoustic nightmare-lullaby and four-piece post-folk/rock mindblow.

With Elder Roche as producer, and Phil Doran (drums), Richard Sherlock (bass) and various guests backing his textured rhythm guitar playing and distinctive voice, Manley’s 7-song EP was recorded quickly in Oct/Nov 2011, capturing a … dream sound. It was released in March 2012 as a book of illustrated lyrics (by old friend Matt Horan) accompanying a digital download of the tracks.Myles Manley notched up over 160 live appearances in 2011 alone, including innumerable featured sets on the Dublin scene; Irish support slots for Jeffrey Lewis and The Junkyard (Rough Trade), The Hot Sprockets, The Lynchburg Mob and The Young Folk; 49 shows in and around NYC; and a 13 date summer European Tour. Myles Manley is now a focused and commanding live performer; he will tour even more voraciously in 2012 in support of the self-titled debut studio recording Myles Manley.

Central to the vision of the Myles Manley EP are the confusions and tensions inherent in the singer’s Anglo-Irish background, a disgust at the violence underlying the comfort and inertia of the western middle class, hypocrisy, apolitical protest, lack of money or hope, contempt for evangelists and masculine types, powerlessness; a transatlantic relationship, love, sex, jealousy, Catholic guilt, and pop music as spirited relief.

The songs can be streamed and the lyric book (or a download-only version) purchased here:

Chris Barry (guitar) recently joined Phil and Richard in the band, and the group adopted the name Myles Manley and The Little People shortly afterwards. They’ll perturb you soon.

“Music For White People has an hypnotic power” – Hot Press

“When [Manley] sings ‘I call a spade a spade’ he’s not lying” –

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