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MidiMidis are two tuneful brothers-in-law gifted with an 8-bit view of the world. Imagine the Strokes in Tron. Or a Speak and Spell with a broken heart.
Locked away with guitars and neglected computers from 1983, MidiMidis are the only band who currently soundtrack their lives entirely from midi and 8 bit melodies.
'There's Just Far Too Much Going On Upstairs For Me To Feel Truly Comfortable With Myself' follows on from their November Single 'Ambulance Café', which was championed on the airwaves by Huw Stephens and Eddy Temple-Morris, and picked up reviews in Artrocker, Channel 4 Planet Sounds and Drowned in Sound.
The new single documents the overall highs and lows of manic depression and looks back on a period of life when MidiMidis' Marcus was blissfully unaware of the apocalyptic changes he was going though at the time.
It's a track written in the wake of the painful breakdown of Marcus' relationship with Sarah McIntosh (The Good Natured), and is an open and honest response to her own telling on this partnership through her Drowned in Sound single of 2009 'Your Body is a Machine'.
Diagnosed with Bipolar disorder last year, Marcus comments "We were writing both songs at the same time and 'Your Body is a Machine' tells the story of how my depression had made her so upset and insecure herself that she felt she had to leave me. I had no idea at the time of what was happening because I was, emotionally inside, a complete mess; but in love." And as Marcus puts it himself, "Love is a veil that subtly hides the cracks that widen between naivety and passion." The song itself explores the desperation and longing to talk to someone so special to him, and the frustration and insecurities exacerbated by being unable to do so.
Hurt and heartache in the artistic world often fuels a frenzy of creativity, and MidiMidis are taking every opportunity; writing and recording a non-stop succession of exciting new sounds and ideas.
Their unique output led BBC Introducing to invite MidiMidis in for a live session at legendary studio, Maida Vale, in February.
After a crazy 2009 - encompassing European tour shows, In The City, performing onstage with Losers at Glade Festival and supporting Tinchy Stryder for Radio 1, to their jaw-dropping set at Secret Garden Party, it comes as no surprise XFM's Eddy-Temple Morris started his New Year show by proclaiming MidiMidis as his "One to Watch for 2010".
Marcus Fairley - Vocals/Guitars/Programming
Ant Struselis - Guitars/Bass/Programming
'There's Just Far Too Much Going On Upstairs For Me To Feel Truly Comfortable With
Myself' is released on April 5th through Josaka, via itunes and all major download