“TRANSCENDENT” (NPR) SINGER-SONGWRITER AND GUITARIST MILOE MAKING INDIE-POP INFUSED WITH CONGOLESE BEATS RELEASES EP gaps VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS
TOUR WITH COIN KICKING OFF THIS MONTH + FIRST EVER
NYC HEADLINER @ BABY’S ALL RIGHT ON SEPTEMBER 25
“Transcendent” - NPR, Slingshot’s 2022 Artists to Watch
"Upbeat, effervescent track that celebrates love and joy" - Teen Vogue
"'Apt for dancing on a rooftop in Brooklyn as it is for sailing off the coast of Djerba."
“Blissed out” - The FADER
"Indie rocker Miloe has been turning heads recently with his sun-soaked music."
“Pure bliss” - Alt Press
“Lovely” - DORK
“Sublime” - Cool Hunting
“Standout” - Stereogum
TORONTO, ON – September 16, 2022 - Today, Minneapolis by way of Kinshasa, “blissed-out” (The FADER) singer-songwriter and guitarist, Miloe, releases his EP, gaps, via Loma Vista Recordings. gaps infuses traditional Congolese beats inspired by Soukous and ndombolo with American bedroom-pop. A poetic voice for the young African diaspora, Miloe created gaps to process his feelings of anxiety, inspired by a new sense of musical expression and how music can take listeners outside of their bodies and time itself.
To celebrate the release, the EP is accompanied by track, rewind, featuring PawPaw Rod, a bubbly track about accepting a breakup and embracing change; it comes with a rich video directed by Will Tooke (YG, J. Cole), buoyed by vivid shots invoking synesthesia. Watch the video here.
The release follows singles gaps, make ur way featuring 80purppp, floating, elastic and where u are, which received critical praise from Teen Vogue, MTV, UPROXX and more. Later this month, Miloe is heading out on tour with COIN, with a stop at Baby’s All Right on September 25th for his first ever headline show in NYC.
Miloe is the musical project of Bob Kabeya, a 21-year old artist based in Minneapolis. Growing up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the sonic imprint of Miloe’s days there stayed palpable when his family made the 7000 mile journey to Minneapolis to join their father, who had been granted asylum three years prior. Suddenly dropped into the land of such punk legacies as Husker Dü, The Replacements, and Soul Asylum and Prince, Bobby’s musical destiny had perhaps unwittingly been cut out for him. While working his way through the Twin Cities’ basement show circuit, Kabeya chipped away at Miloe’s debut EP, Greenhouse. The project showcased a sunnier, pop-oriented side to Miloe.
9/20 - The Fillmore - Detroit, MI^
9/21 - Old National Creature - Indianapolis, IN^
9/23 - MGM Music Hall At Fenway - Boston, MA^
9/24 - The Dome @ Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT^
9/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right*
9/26 - The National - Richmond, VA^
9/27 - The Norva - Norfolk, VA^
9/28 - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater - Wilmington, NC^
9/30 - The Ritz - Raleigh, NC^
10/1 - The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC^
10/03 - Atlanta, GA - Rooftop at The Eastern
10/4 - Jannus Live - St Petersburg, FL^
10/6 - Revolution Live - Fort Lauderdale, FL^
10/7 - Hard Rock Live Orlando - Orlando, FL^
10/08 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre Rooftop
10/09 - Nashville, TN - DRKMTTR
10/27 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line
2/14 - Brighton Dome - Brighton, UK !
2/15 - O2 Academy - Leeds, UK !
2/16 - O2 Academy - Birmingham, UK !
2/18 - O2 Apollo - Manchester, UK !
2/19 - Barrowland Ballroom - Glasgow, UK !
2/22 - Corn Exchange - Cambridge, UK !
*w/ The booyah! Kids and Christelle Bofale
Miloe on TikTok