Band of the week: Michou

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the flat was getting a bit small these days.
When was the last time you heard a really good band?

I’ve been quite lucky in Canada so far. I’ve seen Van Halen and The Killers live in concert and I was introduced to MGMT’s Oracular Spectacular album over the summer (which pretty much stayed on non stop repeat, and not just because I only had three CDs with me).

Back in the UK there is a really cool monthly gig at a local village hall (Goring Unplugged) and being over here in Canada I’ve missed having a pint and some live music. That was until my mate M and I stumbled into a local establishment (The Moonshine Cafe') offering a bar, crusty locals, walls covered in local artwork and photos of local performers and of course its own mini stage.

We pulled up a pew within pint-grabbing distance of the bar as a band was just setting up. It was Quite a strange set-up too, they had one guy doing vocals and lead guitar combined, one guy on Bass guitar and the other three lads rotated between a banjo, a tambourine, a carjon (drum box), a trumpet and a xylophone, sharing backing vocals as they went. In fact they rotated who-did-what whilst performing! It was fantastic to watch, but the music they were producing was unbelievably good!

M purchased a copy of their latest album ‘Myshkin’ The album is named after the protagonist, Prince Lev Nikolaevich Myshkin, in the novel 'The Idiot' by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

The band however is called Michou, and you can get a sample of their wares here.
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