In order to provide a platform for our members on the rise, we’re pleased to present the SOCAN Satellite Sessions – an ongoing series of new, exclusive member performances. This one features the powerhouse duo MIELS.
After an unanticipated encounter in the Nevada desert, Paige and J-F decided to cancel their respective flights home and hit the roads winding through the American West. Paige, straight out of the swamps of Georgia, and J-F, far from the countryside of Québec, made a second spur-of-the-moment decision to move to Montréal and start a band. Paige’s love of the French language and J-F’s longtime love affair with music gave rise to MIELS (“Honeys”). Since the big move, they’ve coalesced their two worlds by way of composition, creating a sound that resembles them both. The result is sexy, electro rock ‘n’ roll, in French. It’s a sound that makes one yearn for the road, and to forget the problems of everyday life – a sound that’s pure, hot-blooded, and electrifying from the first note to the last. After the release of their first album Prends-moi comme la mort (Take Me Like Death), the duo made their mark on the Montréal and international music scenes by playing live on Radio Canada, and on the stages of major festivals, like Coup de Coeur Franco, Festival International de la Chanson Granby, Emerging Music Festival (FME), Grosse Lanterne, Seal Off, and Taverne Tour, among others. Faithful to their nomadic way, they turned their tour van into a camper in 2020 and once again hit the road – this time in Canada. The mission was to drive coast to coast and write their second album. Mission accomplished: from Gaspésie to Vancouver Island, they composed 11 songs for their new album Lécher le ciel, which will be released in May on Coyote Records.