Rainy Milo is a British recording artist, born in south-east London; she began her career singing with local musicians and arts collectives when she 14.
Milo began surfing the internet for jazz-inspired hip-hop beats she could sing over, whilst surfing the internet she came across a bead by producer BLCK RSSN. Milo recorded over the beat and the track became her debut recording entitled “Bout You”, the song caught the attention of Gilles Peterson for his Brownswood Bubblers compilation series. Milo received various offers from record labels but turned them down as she felt it was too early. Milo began working on first extended play entitled Limey, produced by Cole MGN. Limey featured collaborations with Chet Faker and Ariel Pink and a reinterpretation of Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel‘s “Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)“, renamed “Come Up and See Me”. MOBO awards tipped Milo as a nominee for an award.
In April, 2013 Milo released the video for the lead single “Bankrobber”, from her extended play Black & Blonde. The song is a cover of The Clash’s 1980 single with R&B influences.