Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Air, Zero 7, Ariel Pink


band members

Ivana Kafedjiyska Robbie Cain


Influences

Air, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, My Bloody Valentine


Website

Bio

Introducing Micra, the combined project of Bulgarian born and raised singer-guitarist Ivana Kafedjiyska and Australian guitarist-producer, Robbie Cain.

The pair, now based in Sydney, 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 kindship which, after months of jamming in a friend’s Sydney basement, led to the formation of Micra in 2018.

The effervescent band’s sound mines the wistful atmospheres and contoured bass lines of French band Air, while plotting the impulsive courses in arrangement and structure that fellow Australian Kevin Parker has made a name for, bolstered by the genre-chameleon-like pop sensibilities of Depeche Mode.

Atop it all is Ivana Kafedjiyska’s inimitable and strangely transfixing voice. Her anthemic melodies and the strength in her vocal expression provide a reassurance that despite the vulnerability that subtly colours her vocal character, her and Cain’s combined vision – the destiny of their serendipity - isn’t a wavering one.

Speaking about “Fuzz Captain”, Kafedjiyska said, “When left only with a brief interaction between yourself and a stranger, your mind is left to fill in the gaps about almost the entirety of who they are as a person.” Cain added, “Often the gaps are filled exactly how you want, leading to an idealistic picture of that person from a distance. Fuzz captain explores the hopeful lonely feeling of potentially meeting that stranger for the second time.”

Co-produced by the band with emerging Sydney producer/mixer James Christowski, “Fuzz Captain”, alongside earlier releases “Child Grows Old” and “Plastic” represent an early taste of this exciting duo’s heart-centred, psych-tinged indie rock.

More news on a long form release from Micra on the way soon.

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“It's got depth, it's got drive, it's got some magic dust sprinkled on top” – Richard Kingsmill, triple j

“Wistful, angelic, delivered with a hint of melancholy” – The Line of Best Fit

“Divine, another sign of Micra’s addictive rise” – Clash

“Ariel Pink and Tame Impala thrown in for a mish-mash of psych- and dream-pop you'll get lost in” – Pilerats

Unearthed in 2018

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Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

11 Sep 2019

Triple J
40

Pristine at its core, but micra smother things with hiss and expert layering to make it sound romantically lonely.

Pristine at its core, but micra smother things with hiss and expert layering to make it sound romantically lonely.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

04 Sep 2019

Triple J
40

Fuzz Deputy, reporting for duty.

Fuzz Deputy, reporting for duty.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

30 Aug 2019

Triple J
40

you know when you order a milkshake and it arrives and you know you should sip it but instead you just go bull at a gate and down it in like 2 mins. that was me with this chorus, i wanted to savour it but i wanted it all at once too.

you know when you order a milkshake and it arrives and you know you should sip it but instead you just go bull at a gate and down it in like 2 mins. that was me with this chorus, i wanted to savour it but i wanted it all at once too.