Discovery: Mike Railey

Mike Railey is an alternative rock singer songwriter based in Denver, USA. He’s just released the first single of his forthcoming debut album These Octagonal Eyes. It’s called Lumberjack.

By Graeme Smith

Feature Photo by Halley Prince Films

It’s a track that starts with a delicate, looping guitar riff and gentle percussion. Mike’s unique and expressive vocals enter, telling a image-laden story likening the song-writing process to that of logging. The chorus is explosive, with passionate vocals and scuzzy riffs.

Mike takes influence from David Byrne, Passion Pit, Death Cab For Cutie and Weezer, the latter of which have expressed a personal enjoyment of Mike’s music. Lumberjack is definitely one that needs to be heard. You can check it out below.

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