Micachu & The Shapes announce autumn tour dates

Following the recent announcement that Micachu & The Shapes will release their third studio album ‘Good Sad Happy Bad’ on 11th September, and the streaming of tracks “Oh Baby” and “Sad”, today the trio have shared a third album track “Sea Air” in the form of a video. The clip was made by James and Mark Hankins and features the band’s drummer Marc Pell playing in slow motion.

Three years after the release of their last record ‘Never’, the making of ‘Good Bad Happy Sad’ was almost an accident: the three friends decided to rehearse in an East London studio, and found themselves immersed into an hours-long jam. Drummer Marc Pell had an Edirol field recorder in hand, and unbeknownst to his bandmates, recorded the whole session; Pell, Mica Levi, and Raisa Khan were so enamored with those off-the-cuff studio experiments that they became the underpinnings of a new record. “For me it’s the most free we have been,” Levi explains. Rather than showing up to the studio with songs written out, the trio started with a collaborative improvisation, from which Levi chose sections to develop into songs, writing lyrics to the entire record “non-stop, in one avalanche.”

Micachu & The Shapes will embark on tours of Europe and America, this coming autumn :

12th – Le Poisson Rouge, New York – USA
13th – Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia – USA
16th – Bar Le Ritz, Montreal – Canada

3rd – Café De La Danse for Festival Agnés B, Paris – France
4th – Botanique/Rotonde, Brussel – Belgium
5th – Stadtgarten, Cologne – Germany
7th – Hafenklang Kultur e.v., Hamburg – Germany
8th – Badehaus, Berlin – Germany
20th – Arts Centre, Norwich – UK
21st – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff – UK
22nd – Headrow House for Beacons Metro, Leeds – UK
23rd – Liverpool Music Week – UK

5th – Oval Space for Illuminations, London – UK
9th – The Echo, Los Angeles – USA
10th – Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco – USA
12th – Holocene, Portland – USA
13th – Barboza, Seattle – USA
17th – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis – USA
18th – 1st Ward, Chicago – USA
19th – MOCAD, Detroit – USA
27th – Nightmare Before Christmas ATP, Prestatyn – UK