Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Air, Zero 7, Ariel Pink


band members

Ivana Kay Robbie Cain


Influences

Air, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Tycho


Website

Bio

Introducing Micra, the combined project of Bulgarian born and raised singer-guitarist Ivana Kay and Australian multi-instrumentalist, 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 kinship which, after a coffee meeting and a jam in a friend’s Sydney basement, led to the formation of Micra in early 2018.

Micra’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 Kay’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.

Co-produced by the band alongside emerging Sydney producer/mixer James Christowski, “Plastic” / “Child Grows Old” represents the first 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.

Unearthed in 2018

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Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

15 Oct 2018

Triple J
40

it's another mystery world pushing and pulling me gently in all sorts of directions while i'm blindfolded.

it's another mystery world pushing and pulling me gently in all sorts of directions while i'm blindfolded.

Review

Review by Tim Shiel Tim Shiel

11 Jul 2018

Triple J
50

This is the strongest debut since Tom Hanks' 1982 feature film debut as a college student who falls victim to the perilous allure of a fictitious role playing game called Mazes and Monsters. In fact, this song is quite a lot better than that, and Tom Hanks is an Oscar-winning A-list Hollywood actor. So just think about that for a second. This is important. Think about it

This is the strongest debut since Tom Hanks' 1982 feature film debut as a college student who falls victim to the perilous allure of a fictitious role playing game called Mazes and Monsters. In fact, this song is quite a lot better than that, and Tom Hanks is an Oscar-winning A-list Hollywood actor. So just think about that for a second. This is important. Think about it

Review

Review by Nat Tencic Nat Tencic

19 Mar 2018

Triple J
40

I'm falling through your multilayered universe, watching everything flicker and change in unpredictable ways. This is brilliantly intriguing.

I'm falling through your multilayered universe, watching everything flicker and change in unpredictable ways. This is brilliantly intriguing.