Multi-instrumentalist, producer and member of the much lauded Northern Irish Alternative rock band Mojo Fury, Michael Mormecha has announced a new single from his NI Music Prize nominated debut solo album ‘LOFi life’ which was released earlier this year.
New single The Opera House will be released on the 28th of October on Swallow Song Records and is a powerhouse of glitchy, electronic alt rock. Discussing the track Michael Mormecha explained “This track is an energetic, sexual glitch rock monster! My girl and I were just having fun in the studio, jamming and getting inspired from the synth sound itself, we both fired lyrics at it, line after line and in 30 minutes we had the track nearly formed.”
The video for The Opera House matches the song for its oddball energy and far reaching ideas. Michael says of the idea behind the video “The video is a surrealist take on the many faces we all have now through technology and social media and how we are constantly connected… That mixed with the overlapping effect and glitchyness ties in with the feeling of the track!”
Michael Mormecha’s debut solo record ‘LOFi LiFE’ was released earlier this year and has since been nominated for the prestiges NI Music Prize, citing the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Sia, Ariel Pink, Conan Mocasin and Micachu & The Shapes as influences, ‘LOFi LiFE’ is a brave and contemporary take on alternative indie pop. Described as “Wonderfully Unique” by Artrocker and “Darkly sensitive with an experimental edge” by Hot Press.
When not fronting beloved alternative rock band Mojo Fury, who have played alongside the likes of Biffy Clyro, Oceansize, Everything Everything and many more, Michael can be found locked away fusing textures, sounds and styles of music at his home farmhouse studio, Millbank.
As a young man Mormecha’s father introduced him to a Hi-Fi system that had two tapedecks and a karaoke microphone input; a move that he would later consider as integral to his career in music. Using this recording equipment, he discovered the concept of overdubbing and bouncing tracks and countless weekends were spent recording guitar and vocals over various drum beats and creating four-track EPs.
In 2004 alt-rock three-piece Mojo Fury was born and soon became his main priority, establishing themselves as one of the leading bands in the Northern Irish circuit with countless followers on the UK Mainland. Their debut album was officially released on 8th May 2011 followed by almost two years of extensive touring.
Having spent the past year producing records for bands such as The Bonnevilles, Malojian and Runaway Go to name a few, the collective pool of residual creativity had finally built up to the point where it was time for Mormecha to put pen to paper for his own material.