Rainy Milo is a British recording artist, born in south-east London; she began her career singing with local musicians and arts collectives when she was 14.
Milo began surfing the internet for jazz-inspired hip-hop beats she could sing over, whilst surfing the internet she came across a bead by producer BLCK RSSN. Milo recorded over the beat and the track became her debut recording entitled “’Bout You”, which she posted on tumblr when the song caught the attention of Gilles Peterson for his Brownswood Bubblers compilation series. Milo received various offers from record labels but turned them down as she felt it was too early. Milo began working on her first mixtape entitled Limey, which included songs produced by Cole MGN (Ariel Pink) Oddisee, and Chet Faker as well a reinterpretation of Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel‘s “Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)“, renamed “Come Up and See Me”and released it on her own imprint of the same name.
Milo recently released the video for the lead US single “Bankrobber” featuring Kossiko, from her Black & Blonde EP and recently her song “Rat’s” was featured in the film Vampire Academy.
Milo has performed at festivals including The Great Escape, Field Day, Forbidden Fruit, Hultsfred, Blissfield and Lovebox Festivals as well as the esteemed Silencio Club in Paris, France.
Milo’s US debut full-length album This Thing of Ours released April 21st 2015 via Limey/ Big Picnic.
Starbucks’ In-store Play Program chose 4 tracks from the album to put into rotation for the month of September. The songs played in over 8,700 stores across the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.
Rainy released her EP, I Knew I Had a Heart (Because I Felt It Breaking), in the spring of 2017 while she and her music was featured in the massive Jordan Dunn x MISSGUIDED campaign: LONDUNN. “Chakra,” the first single off her upcoming album, was released in the fall of 2017 while “Hope and Glory” was released in February of 2018; both of which were collaborations with producers Tk Kayembe and Daje.
Her forthcoming full length album, Emerald City, is expected in the summer of 2018.
“Off-kilter, expressive R&B” Pitchfork Tracks
“At the centre of it all is Milo’s startling voice, which creaks and cracks with emotion” The Guardian
“When she uploaded the ‘Limey’ mixtape last year, the pocket of the internet where new music is more important than current affairs nearly melted.” The Fly
“A sublime singing voice” The Sunday Times Culture
“Soaked in Londonisms and broods on boyfs, Chanel and some business about the clink – her star is rising.” Pinboard Blog
“Her aura surpasses the time she’s been on this planet” Clash OTW