- Published in 2018 Lineup
Saturday 1st Sept // 15:50 // SHOREFIELDS
On dark nights in northern cities, where crowds gather underground, not knowing why the atmosphere is tense and bereft of oxygen, the shamanic singer and his totemic band of intergalactic beat drifters appear and are gone, leaving behind them only a post-orgasmic sense of calm and hazy pleasure. Did that really happen? Did a masked shaman really leap from an afro of bass, forcing even white people to dance to his every word and sway?!
They convert many who encounter them to their raving ways. The converted know there is a better kind of music out there: one of ecstatic rhythms and primal groove. There is no longer any need for chords and choruses… there is no longer any need for love songs or sad songs, for this music transcends Earthly emotion. The followers of the masked shaman know the way to the future. The followers are growing…
Mickey 9s are purveyors of bass and beat. The funky Glaswegian 4-piece - with a masked, shamanic front man known only as ‘St. Cool’ - are best known for their infectious rhythms and electrifying live performances.
Mickey 9s have always done things in their own, irreverent way. The last few years have seen the band release a series of popular music videos, hilarious comic strips protesting against Thatcher, Bono, and all things evil, and regularly blowing the minds of unsuspecting gig punters all over the UK.
Mickey 9s are defined by their driving bass rhythms, funky guitar licks, four-to-the-floor pounding beats and satirically potent lyrics. Their music is relentless, unapologetic, and unrefined. It is music that grabs you immediately by the earlobes, picks you up and shakes you about ‘til you have no choice but to start dancing. It is music like a bomb: unpredictable, explosive, and with a hefty bass-sound.
Hear their latest singl 'Ha ha ha'!