This past September London trio Micachu & the Shapes released their third album Good Sad Happy Bad on Rough Trade. Around its release, New…Read More
The group’s 25-year-old founder and front woman Mica Levi was classically trained at the Purcell School, after which she won a scholarship to study composition at the Guildhall School of Music. During her time at the latter she released her first mixtape ‘Filthy Friends’ with producers and MC’s including Toddla T, Ghostpoet and Man Like Me. In 2009 she slow-rhymed on Speech Debelle’s track ‘Better Days’ and produced songs on Del’s debut album ‘GOB’. It was at Guildhall that she met ‘the Shapes’ Raisa Khan and Marc Pell and, largely on a laptop in Mica’s bedroom, they made their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Jewellery’ (2009). Since then, in addition to creating ‘NEVER’ the group have been extremely prolific: Last year using unorthodox, handmade instruments they collaborated with The London Sinfonietta – one of the world’s leading contemporary orchestras – to release the album ‘Chopped & Screwed’, recorded live in front of an audience at King’s Place. Earlier this year Micachu and DJ/producer Kwes then released the second volume of their collaborative mixtape series ‘Kwesachu’ which featured artists such as Ghostpoet, Speech Debelle and Dels (volume one was released in 2009 and featured The xx, Hot Chip and Metronomy). Micachu is currently an artist in residence at London’s Southbank Centre, the youngest individual musician to have ever been granted this unique role.
Following the recent announcement that Micachu & The Shapes will release their third studio album Good Sad Happy Bad on September 11th, and the…Read More
After the recent announcement of their third studio album, Micachu & The Shapes will release Good Sad Happy Bad on September 11th, and the…Read More
Micachu & The Shapes have announced Good Sad Happy Bad, their forthcoming full-length, out September 11th via Rough Trade Records. The band has also…Read More
No one can deny that the face of planet music is changing at a rate faster than ever before. Whether one believes that it’s awkwardly evolving into a beguiling new beast, or imploding into a certain apocalypse,Read More
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