it was in the eastern part of switzerland, in the beginning of the nineties. a new rockband was ready to rise. unfortunately, it was the decade of dance, techno and hip-hop music. but it didn't matter! manuel (vocals, guitars, keyboards) and mirco (bass, tin & low whistles, vocals) met each other in different musical projects. in 1993, they decided to form their own band called "real friends". later on, manuel's cousin raphael (drums, drums loops, percussion) joined the band. in 1996, they produced the first demo ep "wintertime". the first cd was folk orientated. the next demo ep "hard life" came out in 1998 and was pop like. in 2001, they gave their band the more modern name "nextmile". in this time of change, it was also the right time to make a real rock record. this ep titeled "highfly". in 2004 nextmile released “demo 04” for promotion only. since the beginning, the band developed from the roots of acoustic folk to pop and then to art rock. and so is the sound today, open and all-round. the band itself calls it independent and alternative rock. a mix between us-rock, brit-pop, alternative and (irish)-folk-rock. but in every song you can feel the genuine nextmile sound. the direction of the nextmile highway is not following short-lived musical trends. the three multi-instrumentalists like to create their own passionated and honest music. after five years of hiatus nextmile are back in 2011 with a full length album version of their ep „highfly” – their best ep so far. the new entire album „highfly (10th anniversary deluxe edition)“ is the first digital release of any nextmile music - available now - at iTunes, amazon and other online music stores worldwide! it contains every recorded song of nextmile until today – all the songs of the ep „highfly”, two new songs and some older demos – a very good deal! the new songs „night streets” and „lonely heart” are available as digital singles too.