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We are MIELE


Miele is a Boston-based alternative rock band that pulls from a diverse drawing board of art rock, psychedelia, soul, grunge, metal, and funk influences. Miele straddles the line between alt rock and art rock, with dark, soulful female vocals, and startling switches between mystical melodies and grungy/funky/tear-your-face-off rock. 

The band was forged in Cambridge in 2014, emerging out of mutual interests and employment in therapy and music. The name "Miele", meaning "honey" in Italian, was chosen as a playful nod to singer Nilles' and guitarist Spilsbury's on-stage honey drinking antics, as well as a representation of the often mellifluous nature of Miele's sound. The words of Miele reflect on the human condition; they celebrate the emotions, spirit, and wisdom that lives and breathes in all of us, as well as the misunderstood rage, the desire, and the chaos that erupts out of us when we cannot give it a voice. 

Vocals, Keyboard / Melissa Lee Nilles
Guitar, Harmonica, Theremin / Joseph Spilsbury
Bass, Backing Vocals / Cedric Lamour
Drums, Percussion / Ray Cohen





Seed Crystal EP

by Miele

Seed Crystal EP was recorded on May 29th, 2016 at WEMF Radio, produced by Chris Cucinotto and Joseph Spilsbury, mastered by Will Holland at Chillhouse Studios, and released on August 18th at the Middle East (Downstairs). 

Music by Miele.
Lyrics by Melissa Lee Nilles.