The pair, now based in Sydney, met by serendipitous fortune at an Unknown Mortal Orchestra show after the ticketing Gods coincidentally sat them next to each other. That chance meeting blossomed into a musical kindship which, after months of jamming in a friend’s Sydney basement, led to the formation of Micra in 2018.
The triple j-tipped band’s sound mines the wistful atmospheres and contoured bass lines of French band Air, while plotting the impulsive courses in arrangement and structure that fellow Australian Kevin Parker has made a name for, bolstered by the genre-chameleon-like pop sensibilities of Depeche Mode.
Atop it all is Ivana Kafedjiyska’s inimitable and strangely transfixing voice. Her anthemic melodies and the strength in her vocal expression provide a reassurance that despite the vulnerability that subtly colours her vocal character, her and Cain’s combined vision – the destiny of their serendipity - isn’t a wavering one.
Co-produced by the band with emerging Sydney producer/mixer James Christowski, “Fuzz Captain”, alongside earlier releases “Child Grows Old” and “Plastic” represent an early taste of this exciting duo’s heart-centred, psych-tinged indie rock.