On Sept 28th we headlined Village Underground, our biggest (headline) show to date. Thanks to everyone who came and made it an excellent evening. We were joined onstage by:

Josephine Stephenson - keys, vocals / Fimber Bravo - steel pan / Leo Stamps - guitar / Adrian Acolatse - bass / Joy Joseph - percussion

The visuals were a custom projection and LED display designed and built by TAXONYM. The visuals were by TAXONYM and Amala Studio. Our white outfits are designed and made by Anh Duong.

Photos here by Chiara Melchior -



We've teamed up with designers TAXONYM and NYC based design studio AMALA to create visuals around our current live show. 

The end result of this collaboration will be a production for our headline show at Village Underground on September 28th, the our biggest concert to date. 

New contemporary arts space Assembly Point are kindly hosting an initial preview, and premiere, of this material.

With DJ sets by Nadia Ksaiba (Phantasy) & Little Cub

FREE ENTRY / 26.07.16 / 7.30pm

New track for Southbank Meltdown festival

We made a specially commissioned track for Guy Garvey's Meltdown Festival 2016, using ambient samples recorded in the Southbank centre by the guys at BBC 6 Music. As well as using these sounds, the song tells the story of a guy being stood up by his date at the Southbank - Europe's largest arts centre. Listen below:

You can also listen back to Michael talking with Guy Garvey and Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music, along with the premiere of the track:

New single 'Two Hearts' premiere / tour 2016

Spin just premiered our new track Two Hearts!

We've also just announced a UK tour for February, tickets going up on sale as we speak.

December 14 – London @ Oslo, Lost Christmas, Memphis Xmas Special
February 10 – Manchester @ Soup Kitchen
February 11 – Glasgow @ Broadcast
February 12 – Leeds @ Headrow House
February 15 – Brighton @ Sticky Mike’s
Feb 16 – London @ The Pickle Factory
February 27 – Sheffield @ Outline Festival, The Harley

Head over to the Live section to buy tickets through Songkick

'Persephone Dreams' Lyrics

If only the wind slowed down
I’d feel you were here somehow
It carries me back, straight into you
If only silently
You were carried on the air I breathe
Hurry me back

Are you ready now
Do you really want the night to end
Only when I’ve been counting the hours here waiting for you
Are you ready now
Do you really want it all to change
Only when I’ve been counting the hours here waiting for you
My love

Over the ground like fire
Do we generate this light
That only surrounds, closer to you
We separate like halves
I see what you are dreaming of
Hurry me back
And tell me you’ll wait til this can’t be broken
And tell me you’ll wait til the time is chosen

New single 'Persephone Dreams', new album 'Infinite Summer' due for release on Memphis Industries

I'm excited to be able to announce that i'm releasing my second album Infinite Summer on the 22nd January 2016 through Memphis Industries. You can stream the first single Persephone Dreams right now via Stereogum, or download an HQ copy from the link above. 

New Atmosphere Lyrics

A few people have asked me to post up the lyrics to New Atmosphere, so here we go:

I hear you breathing
Breathing in the new atmosphere
You’ll never feel it
But I feel like we’re close
So we’ll watch the air change
As the sun reveals itself
If we forget about the night
Then we could both be someone else too

Then we could both be someone else
Then we could both be someone else too

I know you’re seeing
All of this that we left behind
It tastes different
When you think it is air
But you know you can’t leave
And not say one last goodbye
If we forget about the night
Then we could both be someone else too

Then we could both be some else
Then we could both be some else too
But in every part of this I find you

California City

I'm currently making finishing touches to my second album, which has been a long process (longer than i'd hoped it to be). 

In the meantime, I thought i'd post some stuff up here. Just stuff. Stuff that interests me. Here's something I heard about a while back: California City, a 320 square kilometre development in the middle of the Mojave desert near Los Angeles. 

It was the near-Utopian project of a guy called Nat Mendelsohn, a comprehensive development started from scratch and consisting of seven different function-specific neighbourhoods. It's a dense network of roads, highways, cul-de-sacs, business parks and suburban streets. However, there's some key elements missing: people. Or buildings. Or anything. The city was mapped out, etched into the desert, but never built upon (apart from a growing community occupying one corner of the massive grid system). It's an interesting story. Read more about it here: