"I saw her in London, in June, a year ago and I was really excited about her. I thought it was that sort of 'do it yourself' approach, with all these little guitars and her attitude was really fresh… think it's really, really fun. (She) is a bit of a prankster really, isn't she?" - Bjork
Popfrenzy is delighted to announce the debut Australian tour for Micachu and The Shapes.
In 2008, a 21 year old released two limited edition 7" singles and scored an instrumental piece for the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The piece was performed at the Royal Festival Hall and played at the BBC Electric Proms to range of guests including Oasis, Goldfrapp and Burt Bacharach(!). The 21 year old was Mica Levi AKA Micachu.
Micachu with backing from The Shapes (Marc Pell - Drums, Raisa Khan - Keys & Electronics) are a treat to behold. Coming straight out of the East End of London, Micachu and The Shapes are one of the freshest acts to emerge on the indie/alternative scene in recent years.
Their rawkus sound is utterly infectious and has been pricking ears around the world. Absorbing electro-pop, wonky rhythms and edgey Brit Rock within stunning production is garnering them critical acclaim across the board.
Micachu’s debut album Jewellery, released earlier this year, has been described as "an extraordinary introduction to a unique new talent". Little wonder then that Micachu has already won a fan in experimental-pop pioneer Bjork.
This new band of 21 year olds are about to have a major impact.
“An ear-bashing of crazy-paving beats, junk-shop punk, electronic drones and deceptively mellifluous bedsit pop” - The Times
Popfrenzy Presents Micachu & The Shapes
MELBOURNE Monday January 4 The John Curtin Hotel with special guests
PERTH Friday January 8 Amplifier with special guests
MELBOURNE Saturday January 9 Sandcastles Festival with Miami Horror, My Disco, Neon Indian, AIH DJs and others
SYDNEY Sunday January 10 Days Like This Festival with Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues, Roots Manuva, Ugly Duckling and others
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY OCTOBER 9 – www.moshtix.com.au 1300 GET TIX