The Microdance
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The Microdance

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
Band Alternative Rock


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"The Microdance at The Old Queens Head Islington [Live]"

On Sunday the 27th of March, a small congregation of music lovers and Sunday socialites came together in a small room at the top of The Old Queens Head in Islington, and were graced with the atmospheric presence of East London’s The Microdance, who have recently launched their latest EP Get Dark. Get Dark which comprises of four tracks of atmospheric pop-rock-shoegaze bliss and the material translates considerably well live, with the energy off the record being expressed tenfold in person.

With a near flawless set to say the least, The Microdance definitely earned the respect of the crowd after following a somewhat disappointing opening act. They are back in action after a few line up changes and a lengthy hiatus since their last show, however they seem to be back on the London circuit with no signs of retreat. I saw this band last year at Monto Water Rats in Kings Cross and a lot has changed since then, including the addition of a new drummer, a new synth player and a much better live performance. Despite being one guitarist down, front man Alex managed to keep it together by stripping it down to do the guitar parts himself, as well as doing the lead vocals. The heartfelt lyrics and beautiful vocal harmonies are helped along by synth player Kelly.

The feel of the sound is textured and moody, dark, layered and most of all intellectually engaging.

They kicked off their set with 'Dont stop love', which was followed by 'We are made of evil things'. I found the drums and bass to be a driving force behind this band’s sound on the more energetic songs, creating the backbone for the guitar effects and vocal harmonies to ring through the room. This being especially true on the driving chorus on 'We are made of evil things' in particular. The overall combination of vocal harmonies and synth lines work nicely.

The feel of the sound is textured and moody, dark, layered and most of all intellectually engaging.The sound is reminiscent of progressive, atmospheric rock like Amusement Parks On Fire or even The Joy Formidable to mention a couple. The Microdance performed their songs well, and their stage presence was that of an experienced band of musicians. I can definitely see this band being enjoyed by a sun soaked crowd on a festival stage, which should materialize quite soon for them if they keep up their strong live performance and keep writing such captivating material. - Altsounds


Her Ride To The Stars ep - 2009
Yo Yo At 26 single - 2009
Get Dark ep - 2011
Enemies Of Love double A-side single - 2012



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