Thursday 26 August 2010

Miaoux Miaoux - Knitted

"Maple Leaves announce new line-up"

Not quite! Although, that is bandmember Julian Corrie in his solo guise as Miaoux Miaoux. Back in March, Julian brought out his Blooms EP to widespread acclaim. Next week sees the release of his gorgeous follow-up single Knitted, complete with a remix by The Japanese War Effort and an exclusive live track. It'll be available from here on 1st September. Here's a mini K&A with Julian with some more information:

Kowalskiy: What's the story behind the name Miaoux Miaoux?
Julian: I heard a little girl on a train singing it to herself, and thought it was cool, especially as her mum was getting annoyed. Also it's cat-related, and cats are awesome.

Kowalskiy: People may know you best from Maples Leaves. How does Miaoux Miaoux's sound differ?
Julian: It's much more electronic, and strictly a one-man operation. I guess since I started adding vocals it's become a bit more 'pop', but noise-pop rather than twee-pop.

Kowalskiy: You are about to release new single Knitted with a fair whack of the proceeds going to a great cause. Would you mind telling us more about the single?
Julian: Yes! It's a song I've been playing live for a while, mainly because I get to pull some New Order style guitar shapes. I wrote most of the instrumental sometime last year, then started singing the vocal melody to myself over breakfast one morning. That's how things tend to be written these days. It'll be released on CD and download, with these great knitted covers made by the ladies from Maggie's Cancer Care. So we're donating the proceeds to them, as well as to Cancer Research.

Kowalskiy: What else can we expect from you in the future?
Julian: I'm working on a new album that will be out at the beginning of the year. I say 'working' but I haven't written any of it yet. There are various ideas building and increasing pressure in my head, so when I'm ready I'll record them. I'm finishing up a few remixes for people - She's Hit, Zoey Van Goey, and Futuristic Retro Champions. I'm also playing quite a few shows in the next couple of months, including a small tour to support the Knitted single, and the Rock Chic charity bash in SWG3, which looks like it's going to be amazing, and for a great charity too.

Kowalskiy: Lastly, what ghastly (and presumably itchy) knitwear were you forced to wear as a child?
Julian: Actually I had some awesome knitwear as a kid. My favourite was a jumper with dinosaurs on it. I tried it on again recently and was kind of annoyed it didn't fit.

Shame! That would've been a great look for your live shows. Speaking of which...

Upcoming Gigs
31st Aug - Captain's Rest, Glasgow
2nd Sept - Club Fandango at The Monarch, London
6th Sept - Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh

So folks, remember to get your knitted copy of Knitted next week. I'm not spinning you a yarn when I say it's a sublime slice of electronica, and it's for a thoroughly worthwhile cause.

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