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Thomas Giles releases video for Milan, featuring Ulver's Kristoffer Rygg

Thomas Giles

Between The Buried & Me singer Thomas Giles will release his forth solo album, Don't Touch The Outside, through Sumerian Records on November 9. He's released a new promo video, which you can watch below, for new single Milan, which also features Ulver's Kristoffer Rygg.

Don’t Touch The Outside is my attempt at creating a journey for the listener," he tells Prog. "It touches on many new aspects of my musical mind and it’s another step towards me finding the sound of Thomas Giles. I wanted to structure the album to make you very comfortable and uneasy within a few minutes of each other… the battle between beauty and noise.”

The album also features guest appearances from Leprous singer Einar Solberg and Candira's Carley Coma, as well as Rygg.

Milan is a slow tune written with one of my biggest musical influences: Kristoffer Rygg," Giles explains. "I really channeled old soul ballads for this song. I attempted to make the simple and stripped instrumentation compliment the vulnerable lyrics that speak of hiding our emotions."

Don't Touch The Outside can be pre-ordered here.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.