Dispensing with the sort of ostentatious nom-de-plume that has improved the prospects of countless pop stars from Reg Dwight to Elizabeth Grant, Kate Miller is gambling that her music alone will be enough to linger in the memory banks, aggrandising her rather bland title by proxy. Fortunately, her first release, ‘Collar Up’, is packed with promise. An infectious meld of glossy AOR and sensual R&B, the lead track from Miller's debut EP ‘Neophyte’, out on September 29, builds on a neck-straddling bassline that strides towards a soaring and singable chorus on which choral backing enhances the 19-year-old London art student's pristine pop vocal. Kate Miller – remember the name.
‘Neophyte’ is out on 29 September via Karma Artists
Words by Nick Mee: Follow @Nickjmee on Twitter