SINGER Miles Hunt is never lost for words and his latest project makes the most of his literary leaning.

The Wonder Stuff’s frontman has just released the first part of an autobiography which focuses on the rise of the band to the top of Britain’s indie-rock scene.

Miles bases the book on his personal diaries and the result is a fascinating and at times brutally honest account of the band’s journey from obscurity to arena-filling success.

The Base Sessions caught up with Miles ahead of his latest gig in Stourbridge for a chat and to hear him read extracts from the first volume of the book – The Wonder Stuff Diaries 86 -89, which will be released in October.

During the interview, Miles explains how he hid his shyness behind what became a trademark outspoken public persona and what it meant to him to be in a band which became his “gang”.

The Base Sessions is recorded and produced by Base Studios in Stourbridge.