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A Q&A with Myles Cheshire

Myles Cheshire realistically spends most of his time, live-streaming on social media platforms, sat with his guitar on his lap and delighting his audience by giving it all he’s got. His down-to-earth charm and passion for music is what makes him a strong contender for our ones to watch this year. 

After playing at a sold out Deaf Institute in Manchester, back in January, he seems to be on a roll creating music and right now, he’s on his way to stardom. One small step at a time. 

There was a few things we wanted to know and he answered our questions.. 

 

Your debut single ‘Corridors and Faith’ is a raw, emotional offering, do you think that reflects the pathway that you’re going to take in the next step of your career?

The first single was very raw, the next step for me is to move away from that for a while, I think. Some people liked how emotional and blunt it was, but I think I’m going to try and move closer to being more accessible to a wider audience. Both lyrically and with the sound. Definitely more upbeat from here on out.

Do you think smaller artists like yourself need to have a certain persona and character online to gain fans or listeners?

I think it helps in any career to have some personality. I’m not saying I do; I just use Twitter the way I have ever since I’ve had them. Nothing has really changed in the way I use them. It’s best just to be yourself and if people like you cool and if they don’t, they can do one.

We recently spoke about how no one took you seriously before your performance at the Deaf Institute. Why do you think that is?

The deaf institute with the Idle Noise boys was a turning point for me because it made me realise that I could maybe do more than I previously thought I could. I don’t know if people ever did take me seriously or if they even do now, not sure I even take myself seriously. The most important thing about that gig for me was that it spurred me on to get writing new material and not be afraid to play larger gigs with larger crowds.

Do you think there are a lot of artists nowadays who are classed as ‘Landfill’ artists?

I’m not sure how many artists are classed as landfill artists these days. But I know I don’t class anyone as a landfill artist. There are some artists who I think don’t really try to push any boundaries and are quite happy to release album upon album with the same sound and style. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it’s something I’d like to avoid doing over time

In your experience do you find it hard to break through in the music industry?

In my experience I’ve been overwhelmed by how well I feel like I’m doing already. I don’t know what breaking through looks like in the industry these days to be honest. Anyone around me that has “broke through” in more obvious ways fully deserves it though and it hasn’t been without real hard graft and a lot of love for what they do. For anyone out there who doesn’t really love music I wouldn’t bother trying to start a career up in it

Who are the artists or bands you look up to the most?

The people I look up to the most are the ones who got me even thinking about doing my own stuff in the first place. When I was growing up I’d never have even thought about being able to stand up on a stage and sing in front of people. It’s only really been recently that I’ve been able to do that, that’s because of the people I’ve met. My cousin Emma has been into music as long as I can remember and she’s really done well with it so that was inspiring, my friends in Wilde have been going for years and have perfected their craft. Obviously, I love all the lads in Candid as well, I wouldn’t be doing music at all if I never met Rob so there’s that. There’s just a real scene developing in the Midlands at the moment and I’m loving it. All the artists and bands that are a part of that I guess I look up to them the most.

What’s your next single about? Give us a hint.

My next single is about where I grew up and what people like Thatcher have done to the place. There’s a bit of positivity in there though for once. Some people bring light to the darkest places so it’s about that as well to be honest, about some of the people that I’ve been fortunate enough to have walk into my life when I needed them the most. Very deep so get your armbands on. 

 

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