18 April 2021
Band: MIHI NIHIL (Mee-Kee Nee-Keel)
Who: An emerging band from Los Angeles, Mihi,
a former New York City Opera singer is backed by
three self-taught rockers.
Influences: Early Radiohead, The Clash, Ennio Morricone,
Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus, Neal Young, and The Pixies
Info: Mihi Nihil bridge the past and present musical zeitgeists.
Their music feels at once mysterious and familiar, as a fog curling
heavily around the listener only to be cut through by rays from the sun.
Turn Up The Volume says: This time the cliché is totally true. This affecting
record grows on you with every spin (I need a couple of more too). Not that
it’s a sort of free-jazz exploration. It’s a puzzling one. At times melodramatic
(Gold / Ticking Clocks), one time vibrant à la Nina Hagen (I Eat You), but most
of all shadowy, hazy and meditative (Space Invader / Verberation / Falling Star /
Who Do You Think You Are? /Ticking Clocks).
Mihi’s voice is the sparkling star in the middle! Balancing between Maria
McKee and Kate Bush, while the electrical band produces a fitting, darksome
and Cure-esque orchestration. Emotive experience all the way.
Key singles: Be There / Falling Star
– BE THERE –
– FALLING STAR –
MIHI NIHIL: Facebook