Mirrorkicks Release Debut Album ‘Mirrorkicks’ on April 19th 2010
March 12, 2010 by RED
Mirrorkicks – 100% home-grown, organic British talent. An indie/rock band who are making quite a name for themselves as they surge up through the UK music scene with their vibrant live performances and single releases. Now, this self made London band deliver their best work to date in the form of their debut album, ‘Mirrorkicks’, released on 19 April on Fruit Pie Records.
Produced in a DIY basement-studio in the urban sprawl of south London, ‘Mirrorkicks’, is a musical demonstration of how four normal London boys can turn their dream into reality. Proudly showcasing the Mirrorkicks’ first two singles, the addictively anthemic debut, ‘Turning Up’, alongside the effervescent follow-up, ‘Anything’, this album shows diversity and talent by the bucket load. Each track delves into a pocket-sized life-experience, from topics such as the longevity of life in, ‘Too Slow’, life’s paranoia and conflict in, ‘Last Man Standing’, right through to subconscious dream-experiences in, ‘Lego’ and the importance of being true to yourself in the forthcoming single, ‘Podium’, (released 12 April). With vocals akin to an unlikely fusion of the grittiness of Sting and the heady falsetto-heights of Justin Hawkins, mingled with a sound that’s reminiscent of The Boomtown Rats mixed with The Police, ‘Mirrorkicks’, fuses the cream of by-gone inde-rock idols, to create a collection of contemporary tracks that will be re-played well into the future.
For those of you who don’t yet know, the band are: Gerard de Waal, Edwin Pereira, and brothers Ingmar & Anil Kamalagharan. These guys are making good friends across the industry and wherever they perform. Their latest single, ‘Anything’, has been play-listed on XFM and John Kennedy was impressed enough by the audience reaction to the early XFM plays that he asked them to perform at one of his live club nights in February. Support has also recently come from chart toppers Razorlight, who hosted a DJ set after the bands headline performance at The Water Rats in early Feb.
Over the past few months Mirrorkicks have raised some impressed eye-brows with their unique online version of Leona Lewis’ ‘Bleeding Love’; and their debut single, ‘Turning Up’, has generated interest on the other side of the pond, with talks of collaborations and touring on the West coast later this year.
It’s the unique charisma of the Mirrorkicks’ live on-stage performances that has really captured the attention of the British giggers. The combination of the Mirrorkicks’ glam/indie/rock image, their energy charged charisma and of course the deliverance of mind blowing talent to match, has made them a surging act to watch out for on the live circuit. The band will be working hard across the live circuit and touring in earnest to support their new single and album launches.
With talent that surges from humble beginnings, the boys buckled down to writing, recording and producing their own tracks in the self built basement studio of their Mum’s house In Streatham. The result? The sensational, accomplished, assured self titled debut album. An album scripting the life-long experiences of four charismatic boys, with an energy bolt that’s thrillingly heart-stopping. Diverse, captivating and without doubt, sensationally electrifying, ‘Mirrorkicks’, is the epitome of brilliance in indie-rock form.