File under: Electronic, indie-pop


The debut release from New Zealand artist Miloux, EP 1, is available now, and is her first round of pop musings surrounded by electronic compositions.

The much-anticipated debut sees Miloux’s unique beats-based tracks presented alongside her incredible vocal talent, all of which has been entirely created by Miloux herself. Five tracks running the aural gambit from sparse and lingering to pulsating and infinitely memorable.

Drawing influence from such great electronic artists as Purity Ring, Grimes and James Blake, Miloux has combined those pop elements  with her own ideas, influences and musical experiences – jazz, classical choral music, and 90’s R&B. The result is EP 1.

Opening track ‘Pocket’ signals what is to come – haunting jazz/soul vocals combining with diverse and interesting production, with Miloux handling everything. 'Pocket' has proven itself as an instant hit with everyone who hears it, being featured on official Spotify playlists, and gaining over 20,000 plays on Spotify in just over a week. Recorded at Red Bull Studio Auckland, EP 1 tells tales of regret at losing time, love, and chances, all through chord/synth-driven ethereal music.

Across five tracks, EP 1 showcases an artist who has spent years in the music scene honing her craft, and created her own sound. EP 1 contains five originals, plus a killer remix of ‘Beaches’ courtesy of one of Auckland’s finest producer duos, Stack & Piece, amping up the intensity while still maintaining the chill factor.



Whether it’s with a full band in tow or a solo intimate set, Miloux has been constantly lauded for her vocal virtuosity, layered synthesiser instrumentation, and her passion for experimentation within the live and recorded music sphere.

A truly incredible vocal talent, Miloux has spent the past three years honing her unique spin on beats-driven ambient electronica. Between days teaching pre-teens to find their own voice and nights wowing crowds around Auckland, Miloux is a rare artist that wows every person she performs to.

After years singing in choirs and training in jazz, Rebecca Melrose began work as Miloux, and began running her pop sensibilities and jazz training through an electronic filter. The result – an unpredictable mix of an incredible voice, and diverse and exciting instrumentation. She has also become a sort-after collaborator for Australasian producers, featuring on tracks from the likes of Chores, Benson and Terace, and gaining a strong following in the electronic realm.

2015 saw her represent New Zealand at the Shure Vocal Competition at the world-renowned Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. After only a few months 2016 has already seen Miloux release her debut video for ‘Pocket’, main-stage billing at this year’s Chronophonium festival, as well as an opening slot for a sold out show from Grammy-nominated James Bay. Her first release, EP 1, was produced by Ben Lawson, and recorded at Red Bull Studios Auckland.

For a country already so rich in female vocalists, Miloux is one which stands on her own away from the pack.