Who's Hot in the UK? An incredible interview with Gerry Miller - frontman to Sheffield's Letters and Colours


The best band from the UK you have never heard of...
Everybody makes mistakes... Remedy it now.

Singer-songwriter Gerry Miller speaks about the UK's indie rock scene.
Gerry performs in an amazing Sheffield band named Letters and Colours.

Cause and Effect (the I Love Poland remix) - Letters and Colours

A note from Ryan: This is the second appearance of a really nice guest post from British guitarist and singer Gerry Miller. I did this interview back several weeks ago but most of you weren't reading the page then. I live in Boston but have never met Gerry in person. But, I do know this: he is a dedicated soul; music is his life and he has great insight. This is an important interview due to its perspective. Gerry is one of the best young musicians in the UK discussing the passion for the music of his peers.

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RSL: Which new bands in the British music scene do you think Americans should start paying attention to?

GM: Alright, let me tell you. These are groups I love. Groups that excite me...

picture: Phil Swift for Rotary Ten

Rotary Ten have been very influential on the development of our own group for some time now. They were the first underground band of quality I had ever seen. They inspired and intimidated in equal measures and made me feel the improbable was attainable. Live, they are loud and exciting . A wake up call.
Choice lyric; "I've made a plan to conquer love and all that, With that in hand, I thought that I could sit back"
Rotary Ten - I Fear the Field


picture: Kevin Petch for I Love Poland

The majority of the music I listen to regularly was made before I was born. Contemporary groups leave me feeling cold as I very rarely believe groups to be lyrically or musically sincere. I Love Poland successfully shook me out of this stupor. I came across the band through the internet. And ever since I've told anyone who'll listen how great they are.
Their song-writing appears to be as very simple, yet I've still to hear any modern song-writing that comes close to Cripple or The Glamour of the Dark.
On a personal level, I Love Poland have ignited an excitement equal to when I first discovered The Idiot.
Choice Lyric "Speaker! Won't you come down? You're making a fool of yourself!"

I Love Poland - The Glamour of the Dark
(RSL note: I Love Poland’s seven-track EP titled “ILP” was recently released.)


New Young Pony Club have tunes that are musically slick and lyrically suggestive. I associate them with fun times and as their popularity grows you probably will too. It's music that you can dance to, music that provides a glamorous alternative to the regluar aspects of life that needs to be escaped from now and again. Choice Lyric "Show me what you're hear for, Come on and dip your dipper"
New Young Pony Club - Ice Cream
RSL: Thanks Gerry.

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