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Micachu and The Shapes

We catch Micachu and The Shapes right when they arrive at the airport-venue of the Berlin Festival. There is no need to get rid of their luggage, they say, so after drummer Mark found a suitable lurid green dustbin to beat on, we head fully packed to the bicycle-lined forecourt of disused Tempelhof airport. The festival gates have already opened and people keep flocking to the entrance, while Micachu and The Shapes set up some of their home made instruments in the middle of the scene and play their album’s final song “Guts” and the hidden track “Hardcore”. The East-London based band around 22-year-old, classically trained songwriter Mica Levi has created some respectable myspace-buzz since they have started in 2008. Micachu’s distinctive style – unconventional harmonies, improvised percussion and experimental song structures – attracted the likes of Matthew Herbert, who produced their first record “Jewellery”, and Björk, who is said to be a fan since the early days.

  • Posted: August 31, 2009
  • Camera: Michael Luger
  • Sound Recording: Maria Wachlin, Christian Frefel
  • Post-Production: Michael Luger
  • Photography: Sarah Brugner