Nicole Millar is going places. Her debut EP Tremble, released just this year, has already been a massive hit. You’ve probably already heard her – since she’s written and performed vocals with Peking Duk on their triple platinum selling single ‘High’, and collaborated with Cosmo’s Midnight, just casually – her ethereal voice is enchanting and unforgettable. We can’t wait to see what’s next for this babe! We caught up with her before she performs at Splendour In The Grass this year for a quick chat. Get to know this dreamy songstress below and keep her on your watch list!
The past two years have been massive for you, securing a much-coveted second-place spot on the Triple J’s Hottest 100 amongst other things. What does 2016 have in store for Nicole Millar?
I’m currently working on a new EP; I love putting out new music! This one I’m very excited about. I went to LA earlier this year to work with some amazing producers and writers, and now I’m in the studio with Perth producer Sable, working on the final touches. After I play Splendour I go on tour with Troye Sivan, so it’s a busy end of year which is so exciting.
Your debut EP Tremble was released this year, what’s your favourite track on there and why? What is it about?
I think ‘Tremble’ is definitely my favourite to perform because of the energy and people really get into it. ‘Cover Me’ is also one I’m very proud of, as I wrote that one to a beat by myself in my bed haha.
You’re playing at Splendour this year – that’s huge! How do you prepare for a gig and what will your morning be like leading up to the show?
Yay so excited, last year I got to perform with Peking Duk and now I get to play my own set which I can’t wait for. I’ve added some new songs in there. My morning will consist of lots of honey and tea and chill glam time. I like to chill out before shows, do yoga and not use my voice too much so I can nail the vocal on stage.
Who are you most excited to see perform there?
That’s a very good question so many amazing artists this year, I’m going to say Jack Garratt, he’s a one-man band and does everything himself which is really impressive.
Who have you been the most starstruck to meet?
Maybe Dizzee Rascal a few years ago at Groovin’ The Moo. I listened to his music heavily in my teens and when I met him he complimented my dress so that was cool haha.
What’s on your festival playlist?
Definitely, all the songs I’ve put together for you guys 😉 (Scroll down to see Nicole’s playlist!) Lots of Bauer, Mo, Mura Masa, Aluna George and heaps more.
When you’re not being Nicole Millar musician, who are you?
I’m Nicole Millar cafe girl! I spend lots of my time finding new hip cafes. I love interior design. I’m also a big reformer pilates girl so I try to do that whenever I find time.
If you weren’t a singer/songwriter, what would be your dream job?
Anything creative, can I say a full-time traveller?! I love fashion as well so maybe fashion design.
Favourite place/country you’ve travelled to for work and why?
New Zealand! It’s so beautiful! I’m yet to play shows there, but I’ve been there for some songwriting and it’s amazing. Favourite place to perform is Perth; they have a great music scene going on there.
Fave go-to meal when it’s your turn to cook?
When I cook I normally cook pasta or Mexican because it’s so easy! I love spicy food so much.
Who would your ideal dinner guests be, dead or alive?
I’d mix it with artists that inspire me e.g Rihanna because she’s an all-time boss, The Weeknd, Mo Drake and Gwen Stefani.
Who is your ultimate style icon and why?
Right now it’s currently Bella Hadid. She mixes it up between sexy and street and I love that.
What super power or gift would you most like to possess?
To either teleport or to fly, I drive so often it would be sick to just be able to teleport.
Last but not least, Team Bey or Team T-Swift?
Team Beyonce – she slays! Did you know she runs on the treadmill in heels, whilst singing at the same time to prep for tour?!
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