Welcome to Miromart's Listening Lounge!
Here you can listen to selections of music from Paul's three solo albums, including the brand new Sometimes You Get, Sometimes You Get Got.
Also, for your viewing pleasure, YouTube links the two videos of tracks from the new album are here for you to watch at your convenience.
And, by popular demand, Paul's band Apes, Pigs and Spacemen's album Free Pawn is now available. Enjoy some of the tracks below. Just remove any sharp objects from immediate vicinity before listening and lock your pets away, just in case...
The videos above are from Miro’s brand new album, Sometimes You Get, Sometimes You Get Got (SYG,SYGG), sees him stepping up into another gear altogether. It bursts open with a wall of guitars and a stack of vocals wide enough to fill a stadium, into a powerhouse rock anthem, Guinea Pigs, which will leave many wondering if they are in fact listening to AP&S. Next comes the album’s title track – a Telecaster & brass-driven Motown stomp with one of those annoying Miro choruses that you will find stuck in your head. Miro takes a journey through a range of styles – from the driving-in-an-open-topped-car radio friendliness of Your Only One, into the Latin-tinged hypnotic epic Esperando un Milagro, the beach bum fun of Hideaway, the dark New York sleaze of Hangin’ Around, with more healthy doses of rock and his unique 21st century take on Motown, finishing with the baritone brilliance of Carry On.
Miro manages somehow to combine a sense of familiarity, consistently turning cogent lyrical phrases, whilst keeping the content suspiciously absent of cliché. The central sound is guitars and vocals layered to the point of irrationality. It is without doubt Miro’s finest piece of production to date, with his incredible voice sounding better than it ever has. Consistency, it is said, is the refuge of the unimaginative. Miro’s music is always full of surprises and reveals more with each listen. If he can be accused of consistency, it is only insofar as he continues to get better.
B.O.A.T.S. is Miro's latest studio album. It's a future-looking retooled soundscape that is arguably Miro's most impressive collection of songs - and direction - to date.
From the effortless, infectious road trip singalong of 'Bad, Bad Day' through to stunning A cappella epilogue 'Bring Out Your Dead', B.O.A.T.S. cruises along with beautifully crafted melodies and compelling lyrics, taking in unexpected waters and moods along the way. The destined-to-be-a-hit wry grin of 'SSDD' gets inside your head after the first chorus and doesn't care that its loveably sarcastic call to arms will have you sneering at your idiotic boss at the office, while the earnest and rousing love song 'Ask Anyone' reminds you what the big 'L' is really all about.
Earthly Powers is Miro's first 'official' solo studio album. It features 14 original songs and a variety of textures and moods. Intelligent observations about life with which we can all identify.
From the trip-hop massage of 'Roll On Saturday' through to the athletic, multi-layered harmonies that kick-start the summer fizz of 'Empty Head'. A breezy but poignant pop river runs throughout Earthly Powers.
The original recordings were made in 2006. This is a brand new version of the album, completely remixed and remastered in 2010.
From Paul's band, Kerrang favourites Apes, Pigs and Spacemen, Free Pawn was the first official independent AP&S release.
Grinding riffs, sharp lyrics, loops, samples, Miro's soaring vocals and a pop sensibility for melody and catchy hooks that show why the band remain unique and impossible to categorise.