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Peekachu: Album Details Announced For London Starlets
Alex Denney , December 16th, 2008 06:52

Vacuum-toting grime/pop/WTF kids release Jewellery in the new year


Avant-pop marvels Micachu and The Shapes will release their debut album Jewellery on February 2nd next year through Accidental.

At 21 years of age frontlady Mica Levi has already established a bizarre MO, with a grime mixtape, an instrument of her own crafting (the 'Chu) and a writing credit for the London Philharmonic Orchestra to her name.

Bjork's a fan, as is the Quietus after witnessing her fertile imagination take flight first hand at a terrific show in South London a few months back.

Says Mica about the album: "Jewellery is a collection of pop songs, old and new, about all kinds of nonsense.. With this in mind, each song intends to be very striking characteristically - reflecting the lyrical intention or character with the sound-world and samples used.

"For example, 'Wrong' sounds mechanical in the song when it's about body building; 'Vultures' is meant to sound like a swarm of birds and the beginning of 'Golden Phone' has a ringing sound, but not using a phone…

"The band I play with, The Shapes came together half way though making Jewellery which in some ways presented the challenge of combining very live sounding recordings with bedroom produced material.

"The Shapes breathed life into the record and it was really fun to do. I'm very proud of this album and it was a real privilege to be able to indulge in a project like this.

In the end I hope we came up with something substantial."

Full track listing for the album, which is produced by electronic whiz Matthew Herbert, runs as follows:

  1. 'Vulture'
  2. 'Lips'
  3. 'Sweetheart'
  4. 'Eat Your Heart'
  5. 'Curly Teeth'
  6. 'Golden Phone'
  7. 'Abandon Ship'
  8. 'Just In Case'
  9. 'Calculator /Floor'
  10. 'Worst Bastard'
  11. 'Wrong'
  12. 'Turn Me Well'
  13. 'Guts'
  14. 'Hardcore'

You can check out the band's Myspace in the meantime.

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