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Reviewed by Jack Woodbury

Miller Yule: Shoot Me In The Heart EP

Reviewed by Jack Woodbury

Miller Yule: Shoot Me In The Heart EP

Miller Yule drops his surname for this polished introductory EP. The five-tracks by 25-year-old Miller, recorded/mixed alongside his highly experienced recording engineer father Phil at his The Voice Box studio (additional mixing by Scott Seabright at Roundhead), are as minimalistic as the artwork. The EP’s straightforward acoustic pop aesthetic employs playful melodies and simple instrumentals to an enjoyable, if ultimately unmemorable end. Slow-paced highlight A Full Moon Melody benefits from featured vocalist Gala’s harmony. Miller’s vocal performances are assured but restrained, and the passion of piano ballad Just Smile’s latter half hints at a stronger performer to come. Variety and Miller’s skillful use of foot-tapping guitar patterns sustain the five tracks, any weakness may be put down to its general uninvasiveness – his vocals are light on earworms and he takes few risks melodically. See You ’Round carries the EP to a bright end with a joyous harmonica solo, perhaps the EP’s most thrilling moment; a moment which acts to affirm Miller’s accompanying release statement, that ‘…these 5 tracks mark the start of something special.’ Ultimately ‘Shoot Me In The Heart’ seems to be just that, a confident start.