Fronting the British trio Micachu & The Shapes is the 22 year old, experimental singer-songwriter Micachu – the moniker of Mica Levi. The trained musician has already been commissioned to write a piece for London Philharmonic Orchestra, rapped with Wiley and Mecury Prize winner, Speech Debelle and her debut album, Jewellery, is perhaps one of the most freshest sounding and critically-acclaimed albums this year. If it’s new sounds you are after, Micachu & The Shapes is the band for you.
Photo: Olly Hearsey
Just a note: the music of Micachu & The Shapes is abstract. It is heavily syncopated and dissonant, even awkward. The array of sounds generated from numerous homemade instruments is catchy, so catchy it’ll keep the kids with short attention spans at bay. Their unique sound has already captured the experimental pop queen Bjork and next year, it will be our turn to experience the flurry of chaotic sounds from Micachu & The Shapes who will be here as part of the Days Like This festival.
4 Jan The John Curtin Hotel, Melbourne
8 Jan Amplifier, Perth
10 Jan Days Like This festival, Sydney w/ Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues, Pivot and many more.
Thanks to the kind folks over at Days Like This, we have one double pass to the Days Like This festival happening at the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park. Like with all TWYE giveaways, all you have to do is leave yourself a comment with your favourite day and why. We might just pick you as our lucky winner on November 30. Good luck!