MT Warning has played one gig to date in Sydney which the Sydney Morning Herald described as “Impressive”. By the time they hit London this May to play their first London gig at The Shacklewell Arms on 22nd May, they would have played with The Temper Trap and The Rubens in Australia.
They have already been announced on Field Day alongside the likes of Bat For Lashes, Animal Collective, Django Django and many more and their first official single “Forward Miles” will be released on Rough Trade’s Field Day compilation along with a 7” single also through Rough Trade.
MT WARNING’s Mikey Bee, who hails from Australia, was playing a solo show last year when American filmmaker Taylor Steele happened to be in the audience, intrigued by the performance. The filmmaker approached the musician with a question, “how would a song sound from a man sinking into the ocean?” Together, a discovery of new music was explored. The outcome is an exchange of ideas – which became MT WARNING.
‘Burn Again’ is the first song to leak out – “Similar in style and structure to something by The National or Sigur Ros, ‘Burn Again’ grows and develops like a good novel that you just can’t stop reading” Fasterlouder.
The new single “Forward Miles’” was premiered in Australia on Sunday on National Broadcaster Triple J. “Forward Miles begins a journey, where dreams are so clear and tangible, there’s a need to put distance between yourself and the things you know, and to do it alone. It’s an innocent, selfish-romantic song”.
Support comes from DIANA, the hotly-tipped Toronto band play a rare UK date.