You probably know him for that falsetto. Mike Milosh’s vocals have a haunting quality, which has transformed songs like Open and Please into instant classics.
Milosh’s band Rhye began life in 2011, when the singer hooked up with Danish multi instrumentalist Robin Hannibal. The duo met in Copenhagen initially, recording three songs together. The results were so good, however, that the pair soon began writing together full time.
Since that fateful meeting in 2011, Rhye have enjoyed a series of critical and popular successes with albums such as Woman, Blood and Spirit supplemented by a series of well received singles.
During that period Rhye have fashioned a soul and r’n’b sound that often recalls the cool, mellow tones of the British band Sade.
Never one to rush a release, however, the band have released just three albums in 7 years, with a five year gap between 2012’s Woman and 2017’s Blood.
The latter saw a post Hannibal Rhye adopt a more maximalist approach, with a beefed up soundscape providing the setting for Milosh’s distinctive falsetto.
The album had a glut of great singles, including Please and Taste, however, the highlight of the collection was the opening track, Waste.
2019’s Spirit saw Rhye continue where Blood left off, with Milosh expanding on the musical ideas he had essayed on the previous release, albeit with a much more stripped back musical approach. Highlights of the set include the gentle, lilting Needed and the ethereal, haunting Patience.
Now, in support of their latest album, Rhye have announced a major tour spanning 10 countries and 12 different cities. As part of the campaign, the band will perform a gig at London’s Roundhouse in December 2020.
Seasoned live performers, Rhye transform into a seven-piece band in concert, with the session musicians used on the group’s first album tasked with recreating Rhye’s now trademark live sound in concert.
Rhye will be at The Roundhouse on the 2nd of December 2020. More information about the event can be found here.
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