Keith Goldhanger, in association with Louder Than War, presents episode five of his exclusive video-documentary series “Goldhanger Shorts”(more info here). Today the focus is on Austrian band MILE ME DEAF.


This band gave us an amazing performance in Brighton when they took part in Earworm’s “Alternative Escape” event. I had my camera, I knew very little about them but I knew I had enough decent footage to grab a couple of them for ten minutes and include them here. The last MILE ME DEAF album is a big favourite of mine that I only really began listening to once I was half way through editing all of this together. I wanted to hear the full tunes that they’d played us that day. I hope you’ll feel the same way and hunt them out.

I wandered out to the Old Blue Last in East London about the same time I’d finished this and it was a unique experience watching this band play these songs again and to also come face to face again with the people I felt I’d been staring at through my laptop screen for four months.

They didn’t have a clue who I was that evening.

They’re from Austria.

I think they’re brilliant.

Find them on Facebook and twitter as @milemedeaf.

Music by the band can be listened to via their Bandcamp.

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All words by Keith Goldhanger. More writing my Keith on Louder Than War can be found at his author’s archive. You can also find Keith on Facebook and twitter, @hideouswheelinv.

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Keith Goldhanger -- Spent the 90's as a frontman with London noisemerchants HEADBUTT - spent the 80's in "Peel favourites" BASTARD KESTREL. Spent a few years mashing up tunes and remixing bands as HIDEOUS WHEEL INVENTION. Is often out and about getting in the way of things and bumping his head on low ceilings - drinks real ale, takes photo's has made a few short films. Will give your band the time of day but will dislike any band that balances full pints of alcohol on the top of guitar amps (Not keen on lead singers that wear hats either).


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