Dim The Lights, Sit Down And Relax – MIHI NIHIL Share New Poignant Ballad ‘SO PLEASE’

New striking strokes

(Photo by Andrew Leggett)

1 March 2023

(Photo by Andrew Leggett)

Who: 4-piece from Los Angeles featuring Mihi, a former
New York City Opera backed by three self-taught rockers.
Influences: Early Radiohead, The Clash, Ennio Morricone,
Pixies, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus, Neil Young

New single: SO PLEASE

MN: “The landscape of the song is one of canyons and colors of sundown.
We love the classics. We love a good story. This is one of ours. “So Please” is
a song that dances between soul, country, goth and punk. Relaying tales of
love and whether life is worth living when it’s lost.”

TUTV: With last year’s self-titled debut LP Mihi Nihil let us hear that they
like to wander around in a romantic world, not a la-la-land one, but rather
one where dreams are inspired by reality. This new heartrending ballad
also comes from that space where redemption, healing and , of course,
love(sickness) are interwoven.

Mihi Vox‘s vocal emotiveness brings the wistful touch of country rock legend
Linda Rondstadt to mind, but also the sepia-colored timbre of Angel Olsen echoes
here. The song is embedded in weeping-guitar melancholia and emphasizes its
longing ardor. It’s a universal, melodramatic reverie.

Dim the lights, sit down,
relax and press play.

Also streaming on Spotify.

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Discover The Shadowy World Of Los Angeles Dreamers MIHI NIHIL – New LP Out

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

Released: 15 April 2021.
Order and stream info here.

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
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



Full album…

MIHI NIHIL: Facebook

Turn Up The Volume’s KNOCKOUT TEAM OF THE MONTH – April 2021

The best of the past month…

Turn Up The Volume‘s 15 Knockout Tracks for April 2021!
A fervid fusion of rhapsodic rippers and clashing crackerjacks.

‘Nike Soldier’ by ALAN VEGA (US)
Alan Vega is dead! Long live! This spine-chilling slo-mo groove
comes from his lost album Mutator released last week.

Sounding like Nine Inch Nails going punk, Spacemen 3 returning from the dead
and The Brian Jonestown Massacre freaking out on acid, all at the same time. This
is what happens when lockdown blues leads to schizophrenia.

‘Boilermaker’ by ROYAL BLOOD (UK)
The blues-rock tandem is back with this motherfucker of a slam dunk
from their brand new album Typhoons . Wham bloody hell bam!

‘Deeper Than Holy’ by PASTEL (UK)
Imagine the bittersweet symphony swagger of Richard Ashcroft and The Verve
and the natural-born coolness of Liam ‘tonight I’m a rock ‘n’ roll star’ Gallagher.
Supersonic, right? You better you bet.

‘Wake Up’ by LOBSTERBOMB (Berlin, Germany)
A screaming triumph. This up-and-coming Berlin trio on the stereo this hit and run trio combines Bikini Kill‘s rough outcries, L7‘s detonating gusto, and B-52‘s peppery liveliness. Bingo!

‘The Gimp’s Gimp‘ by BODY HORROR (UK)
A chainsaw intro followed by manic drum thwacks and a frenetic bass force, and a
bit later a nightmarish voice joining the freaked-out get-together. All this brain-breaking
stuff happens in under a minute. Hallelujah!…

‘Nobody Everyone’ by WEEKEND DEBT (Scotland)
Highly energetic and sharp-riffing indie rock at its youthful best. Smells like teen spirit. Big guitars, big drums/bass, big tune, and big post-breakup vocals. What do you need more to boost your bloodstream?

‘Pilot‘ by MODEL CHILD (Los Angeles)
2 minutes of rage, anger and endless humanitarian struggle.
Fuck the greedy rich! Fuck the military industry! FUCK WAR!

‘The Men Who Rule The World’ by GARBAGE (US/Scotland)
A surprisingly funky disco banger that triggers your head’s up-and-down movement the very moment the money drops into the corrupt politicians’ pockets. I still love you, Shirley!

‘Your Fandango’ by TODD RUNDGEN & SPARKS (US)
Old friends Sparks and Todd Rundgen team up again, after so many years, for a mini pop opera. The legends still deliver and it seems this town is big enough for the both of them.

‘Moshi Moshi’ by COMMON FLAWS (Italy)
Mostly instrumental, except for a hazy voice in the distance, this electro earworm
gets under your skin from the clap along intro and goes on like forever. Imagine
Aphex Twin going synth-pop for a change. The power of repetition!

‘Be There’ by MIHI NIHIL (Los Angeles, US)
Shadowy, starry-eyed and emotive pearl. Twinkling guitars, gripping vocals and
captivating melodiousness. Magnificent beauty from their new self-titled LP.

‘Streetlights’ by LOSSLINE (Manchester, UK)
Genuine, heart & soul lockdown blues. Melodramatic musing for twilight moments and nightly wanderings. From the duo’s excellent, midnight hours album Fading Affect Bias. Don’t miss this.

‘Amsterdam’ by MOONLIGHT PARADE (UK)
Magical and red-colored ballad, combining the melodic melancholia of Teenage Fanclub and The Coral. A sweet little gem about a wonderful city I’m in love with for a long time now. Press play and let your thoughts drift away on a cloud.

‘Trust’ by MASHMELLOW (Moscow, Russia)
Dream pop for lonely nights with echoes from The Sundays and Mazzy Star. Yes, that bewitchingly good. One of the highlights from their new 6-tack EP titled Pole Pole.


All 15 together on Spotify

See/hear you next month, music junkies…


31 October / 1 November 2020

Five new firecrackers to bang-up your favorite 48 hours…

‘I Eat You’ by MIHI NIHIL (Los Angeles, CA)
From the city of angels, here’s skate punk force Mee-Kee Nee-Keel with a stonking speedball from their upcoming debut LP. Expect a roaring race against the clock with insane guitars, a hammering beat and spicy vocals. All you need to look forward to their first longplayer.

This is another track from the new upcoming double LP – out 27th November – by loudmouth Billy Corgan and his team. A multi-layered, haunting, bass-driven groove.

Wow! Double wow! Need a boost to jack up your lockdown mood? Check this mighty electronic bass stunner and go berserk. A non-stop jungle drum beat that does your head in while striking synths built a wall-of-king-sized resonance. Like I said, this is exactly what you need. Turn it up, folks!

‘Scramble Experiment’ by OSEES (Rhode Island, US)
John Dwyer, the hardest working man in noise business has no intention whatsoever to take a rest. It’s impossible to follow how many tracks and how many albums he produced just this year. This ripper is pretty weird and pretty kooky. Ding dong!

‘Fatalist‘ by WAXEATER (Louisville, US)
This crazed trash and slash punk trio welcomes you on their social media with a loud
and clear message: ‘Your Misery Is Our Pleasure‘. And they do anything to make you feel miserable like with this savage-cutting-guitar-and-sick-drum-beat attack. No mercy, no prisoners, no pussies. Guess what? After only one spin, I feel gloriously miserable. Their shit is my salvation. Yeeeaaah!


See/hear you next week, music junkies…