If there is one enduring, almost mythical, storyline in music it’s the ‘bedroom to big stage’ success story, a story that Brisbane’s Robbie Miller has been living.
In 2013 and Robbie was working on his music largely in isolation. He recorded some songs in his bedroom, uploaded them to triple j Unearthed, and landed himself the triple j Unearthed National Indigenous Music Award (NIMA) for best new Indigenous talent.
Since the NIMAs win – Robbie has released two EPs ‘The Faster The Blood Slows’ (2015) and ‘Closer To Home’ (2016). He has garnered support from triple j and Double J, toured with Josh Pyke and Dustin Tebbutt, played major festivals around the country and won an APRA Music Award for his song The Pain which was named the Blues and Roots Work of The Year.
Outside of music, Robbie is strongly committed to his community, working as a long-time mentor with national Indigenous organisation AIME. Robbie has been working on his debut album, alongside Matt Corby, producer Alex Henriksson (Tia Gostelow, Moreton, The Ruins, Matt Corby) and sound engineer Matt Neighbour (Matt Corby, Missy Higgins, Temper Trap, Jen Cloher, Alexander Biggs).
The album is due to be released August 2020. First 3 songs off the new album Show Your Skin, The Come Down and Bitterness have garnered rave reviews and have already reached over 3 million streams. Next single On The Run was released on the 19th of June and since has scored spots on Spotify playlists such as; Coffee + Chill, Broad Chords and New Music Friday.
Listen to On The Run HERE
Quote: “I wrote On The Run in early 2019 about a chance meeting I had with a stranger a year or so prior. At that time I was trying to find who I was as a songwriter and who I was as a person. The song is a reflection of that encounter and the lasting impact it has had on my life”
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