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We are MIELE


Miele is a Boston-based rock band that pulls from a diverse drawing board of art rock, psychedelia, soul, grunge, alternative, metal, and funk influences. Formed in 2014, Miele captivates with soaring vocals from multi-faceted frontwoman Melissa Lee Nilles, arpeggiated keyboard melodies, solid and complex drum rhythms, and startling switches between mystical melodies and grungy/funky/heavy rock.

The band emerged out of mutual interests and employment in therapy and music. Miele focuses on examination of the intricacies of the human condition by responding through multi-layered rock compositions. 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 music.

Miele independently released their first EP Seed Crystal in August 2016 to local acclaim. Lauren Moquin of Allston Pudding wrote, "the lyrical content [of Seed Crystal] ponders the evolution and form of emotion, inspiring the psych/funk sound surrounding it all.” Miele released "Anxious Ghost", the first single off their Kickstarted debut full-length album Transience on April 13, 2018 to positive reviews from fans and local press such as Sound of Boston. Transience is slated for release on June 22, 2018.

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 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.