Tuesday, October 31


So, who and the heck is Mika? Well, he's only the latest in a long line of pop stars to come out of Beirut. I mean, "Duh."

Seriously, though, the guy WAS born in Beirut. Then, he moved from one European locale to another, never entirely fitting in, but realizing early on that he had a passion for music and art. Now, in his very early 20's, he's set to release his first album, Life in Cartoon Motion.

This is pure pop -- shiny & sugary. It might remind you a bit of Scissor Sisters. Bee Gees. Maybe even George Michael. On "Grace Kelly," though, you'll be quite certain you're hearing a certain Mr. Mercury -- alive and well -- note-for-note, chord-for-chord. This is hero-worship to the hilt.

Now, quick like a bunny, somebody break out the amyl nitrite....

Mika on

Nov 4 8:00A/w/THE FEELING/Shepherd's Bush Empire/London
Nov 14 8:00A/Brighton Concorde 2/Brighton
Nov 16 8:00A/Birmingham Academy 2/Birmingham
Nov 17 8:00A/Glasgow Nice N Sleazy/Glasgow
Nov 18 8:00A/Leeds Mine/Leeds
Nov 20 8:00A/Manchester Academy 3/Manchester
Nov 21 8:00A/London Dingwalls/London

[MP3] "Relax (Take It Easy)"

[MP3] "Grace Kelly"


Blogger Spar Firestorm said...

Thanks for that. "Relax" is just Cutting Crew's "I Just Died In Your Arms" with different words, but Christ is it catchy!

8:09 AM  
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9:01 AM  
Blogger molotov said...

You know, you've hit it right on the head. Wish I'd made the connection -- I would have mentioned it in the post. Good ears and memory there, sir.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Thanks for putting "Grace Kelly" into my head... guess it won't leave for quite a while, and I'm not sure if I should thank or hate you for it! ;)

4:19 PM  
Anonymous Michael B said...

3 months later -> Grace Kelly is the number one song in UK -> that's life !

3:24 PM  

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