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Midi Midis set for single release
By Matthew Crist

Marcus Midi Midis
Marcus Fairley discusses the guitar sound he's looking for with Maida Vale engineer, Andy Rogers

Monday sees the release of the new Midi Midis double A-side 'There's Just Far Too Much Going On Upstairs For Me To Feel Truly Comfortable With Myself'.

They will also release 'Nothing Means Anything', and the brother-in-law double act maintain their Pac-man pop feel for this release.

Ant and Marcus have produced their unique sound by combining guitar and vocals with tunes from computer games.

This attracted recognition from the likes of Radio 1's Huw Stephens.

As well as XFM's Eddie Temple Morris.

With the help of an Amstrad 464 and assisted by the odd PSP the latest offering is upbeat, but there is a serious and darker side to their writing and this new offering is no exception, something that vocalist Marcus explained.

"It documents the highs and lows of depression and explores the anxiety of fearing losing the most important thing to you."

For the video for 'There's Just Far Too Much Going On Upstairs For Me To Feel Truly Comfortable With Myself', the guys turned to a former Reading University student Liam Corrigan to be Artistic Director, a process Marcus went on to describe.

8-bit punks Marcus and Ant from MidiMidis
8-bit punks Marcus and Ant from Midi Midis

"When I pitched the single to him and explained how it was essentially a naive love song, begging someone to want someone back despite being depressed, he immediately got the concept.

"The video was shot in the heart of London and in secret, it celebrates the wonderful time the two characters share together despite other people's reactions.

"Whenever something bad happens one of them pops a balloon and everyone's faces change."

So with all the high profile hype and exposure can we expect a new album from Midi Midis any time soon?

"We've been recording non-stop since we started, so we're narrowing it all down to create the perfect album.

"Certainly no one sounds like us or has done what we are doing, what we want is and album that encompasses the excitement and exuberance that is contained within the idea of Midi Midis", says Marcus confidently.

If you don't want to wait for the new album Midi Midis will be hitting the road to coincide with the release of the new single with shows in London and the south-east.

You can catch them at The Oakford Social Club, Reading on the 15th April before they go on to support 1980s electro pop icon Gary Numan and embark on a tour of Germany.




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