MICACHU is the moniker of major new talent, 21 year old songwriter, producer and MC Mica Levi. Mica studied violin, viola and composition at the Purcell School of before being offered a scholarship to attend the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study composition. Her talent as a young composer has not gone unnoticed with Mark Anthony Turnage commissioning her to write an orchestral piece for the London Philharmonic Orchestra to be performed at the Royal Festival Hall on April 29th.
For live shows Micachu plays with her band the Shapes: a three-piece fronted by Mica (vocals, guitar, electronics and Hoover), Raisa Kahn (keys) and Marc Pell (drums). Armed with just her beat up, half sized guitar and hidden beneath a mop of hair, Mica’s understated appearance belies her startling musical prowess.
THE XX Understated, minimalist and hauntingly soulful, this South London quartet are purveyors of distilled laid-back new wave pop. Think Massive Attack cuddling up to Coco Rosie, Aaliyah to The Cure, with boy-girl vocal interplay, simple instrumentals and sampled beats played in real time, melded together to create space
The LAUREL COLLECTIVE are a motley 6 piece who marry the soulful vocals of Martin Sakutu with some percussion driven, rhythmic indie, wistful melodies and co-singer Bob Tollast’s skewed, darkly humorous lyrics. Throw in some dancehall rhythms’ driving bass and a love of vintage synths and you get a formula that’s won them a deal with Domino offshoot Double Six Records.
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