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EP "Pounds of rats"
EP "Red sessions"

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Evolving around a rock scene that is often dominated by too many decibels and heavy guitar riffs, Milestone stands apart. They are able to create a particularly sophisticated and areal music atmosphere, accompanied by the singer’s bewitching voice, which mingles with a cleverly devised sound and harmony. The French band’s sense of musicality and their quite uncommon maturity towards their work should be underlined, considering the average age of its members (22-25), who are all carefully giving the Oxford music scene the eye, from Paris or Versailles, their home towns.
Philippe Thuiller, MileStone’s singer, started the project in 2005 while working as sound engineer. Since the beginning, the band has been building up an original musical esthetic focused on sound production and exploration of tones and sonorities, inspired by the work of Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, Sigur Ros or Blonde Redhead. MileStone’s concern with the quality of their melodies and their instrumental arrangements brings about a visual quality to their music, which also has to do with the importance they give to the production of their music.
MileStone continually evolves and improves the quality of its live performances and music recordings. The diverse professional and musical backgrounds of MileStone’s musicians gives the band a true independence and autonomy as far as the production, the arrangements, the writing and recording of their songs are concerned.
Over the past couple of years, the band has changed and eventually integrated Mathieu Penot (drums), who graduated from the CNSM in 2010 and brought to the band its ability to write music scores and string arrangements (Pull Away, EPK). Pierre Antoine (guitar, MileStone/Dean Drive), who specialized in sounds textures and in the improvement of tones, gave MileStone the precision of its sound esthetic. Last but not least, Emile Larroche (guitar), the youngest member of MileStone, was the last to join the band. Motivated by the same musical achievements, he brings a dynamic ambition through his work on additional and complementary instruments. Philippe Thuiller (singer, guitar) adds his experience as a sound engineer and sound producer.
MileStone, whose songs are in English, participated in various contests such as Aidec or Le Potager du Rock and was twice the finalist of the Paris Jeunes Talents prize. MileStone often gives live performances in Paris, with about 60 shows to this day (La Flèche d’Or, La Scène Bastille, Le Réservoir, Le Tryptique, La Dame de Canton…). Their work is concerned with giving and creating a high quality performance.
Two EPs were released in 2006 and 2009. They were recorded in a presbytery from the 15th century and in Versailles. They are currently preparing their latest EP.