“It’s got depth, it’s got drive, it’s got some magic dust sprinkled on top” – Richard Kingsmill on ‘Fuzz Captain’, triple j
“Shimmering swathes of synth and lush guitar tones bring to mind the psychedelic tendencies of fellow Aussies Tame Impala, whilst the hushed vocal of Kafedjiyska conjures a dreamily lucid air that is wholly entrancing” – The Line of Best Fit
“Gorgeous noise pop that isn’t afraid to bleed into the red,” – Clash Magazine
“Ariel Pink and Tame Impala thrown in for a mish-mash of psych- and dream-pop you’ll get lost in” – Pilerats
Micra, Sydney’s spellbinding dream-pop outfit, today release their exciting new single Under My Skin via Liberation Records. Premiering via Clash Magazine as their ‘Track of the Day’, Under My Skin comes with the announcement of upcoming shows in Sydney and Wollongong.
Their first release since supporting Lime Cordiale on the band’s recent national tour, Under My Skin boasts diverse influences, marrying the underwater psych grooves of Unknown Mortal Orchestra with the dreamy vocals of Beach House. Weaving dark lyrics and melodies with looping synths and production techniques, Under My Skin proves Micra are more than the sum of their parts as it explores the idea of “learning to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.”
“It’s the realisation that everything that you feel happens under the skin (and) the fixation of time passing, which I tend to focus on a little too much” explains the band’s singer Ivana Kafedjiyska. “All these discomforts and thoughts are intimate sensations under the skin. Sometimes you have to sit in a feeling and let go only by letting it in.”
The track arrives complete with a beguiling music video by Jessica Long and features serene imagery of the band surrounded by vast desert landscapes and the setting sun. As the clip unfurls, the psychedelic undertones of the track surface and what was once tranquil becomes obscured.
Under My Skin follows the release of previous singles Chemical Freedom and Fuzz Captain. The dreamy Fuzz Captain received adds to triple j unearthed and FBi Radio as well as profiling by tastemakers The Line of Best Fit and Clash Magazine.
Micra are a sonic experiment from Bulgarian born and raised singer/guitarist Ivana Kafedjiyska and Australian guitarist/producer Robbie Cain, who met by serendipitous fortune at an Unknown Mortal Orchestra show after the ticketing Gods coincidentally sat them next to each other. That chance meeting blossomed into a musical kinship which, after months of jamming in a friend’s Sydney basement, led to the formation of Micra. After wooing industry at last year’s BIGSOUND, Micra went on to perform alongside Tyler, The Creator and RÜFÜS DU SOL at Beyond The Valley as well as recently supporting Lime Cordiale on six sold out shows across Australia.
With much more music to come, 2020 is sure to be an exciting year for the duo.
MICRA UNDER MY SKIN TOUR
Wednesday 28th October
La La La’s, Wollongong
Saturday 31st October
Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney
Under My Skin
Single out now through Liberation Records
Available to buy/stream here
Thanks to Mushroom Group