Mika Levi aka Micachu with her band The Shapes have been kicking up a storm of a cacophony with maladjusted lyrics and harmonies all tied together loosely under the pseudo-genre of experimental music.
Micachu, who is a classically-trained musician, started as a DJ and MC in the UK garage and grime scenes in London and released a mixtape called Filthy Friends with the help of friends including singer-songwriter Jack PeÃ±ate.
She went on to form The Shapes with Raisa Khan on keyboards and Marc Pell on drums. Together, they released their debut album Jewellery and have since made a fan out of Bjork. Music reviewer, Drowned In Sound consequently hailed the record as “thrillingly improbable pop made by a grade-A maverick.”Â
Remember Clor, anyone? Like Clor Micachu uses homemade instruments as well a modified guitar called a ‘chu’, a bowed instrument fashioned from a CD rack and broken bottles and vacuum cleaners. Huh?
Head over to www.myspace.com/micayomusic and pick up ‘Golden Phone’ by Micachu & The Shapes (Rough Trade Records).