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Micachu & The Shapes

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Micachu & The Shapes
Micachu (centre) studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Where are you from?

From east London - Forest Gate, Bow and Dalston.

Names of band members and instruments played?

Mica Levi, vocals and guitar; Marc Pell, drumkit and percussion; Raisa Khan, keys, zither and percussion.

How long have you been making music?

I've been making music for 17 years. As Micachu & The Shapes - since December 2007.

Style of music and influences?

Kooky, slightly leftfield pop music. Everyone from Matthew Herbert to Miles Davis.

Best moment so far?

Being asked to headline Bestival in 2008, and the launch night for the Filthy Friends Mixtape that I did, featuring some of the coolest London upcoming grime artists.

Live performances on the night to accompany me on stage included The Shapes, Man Like Me, Golden Silvers, Bruva May and Ghost Poet.

What song would you most like to cover?

Blondie's Hanging on the Telephone.

Visit Micachu & The Shapes' MySpace, right, for more information, The track that brought the band to our attention is the single, Golden Phone, released on the independent Accidental Record label and available now on the debut album Jewellery (Rough Trade Records).




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