Stream: Michael Mormecha – Family


Long one of the country’s more indomitable and fiercely individual musicians, Michael Mormecha is best known as the frontman of quintessential NI alt-rock band Mojo Fury. But rather than ever been bound to either that realm or moniker, Mormecha has pursued his music-making thus far with an idiosyncratic wanderlust via many collaborations, his work as Clown Parlour and – more recently – his own sounds, under his very own name.

Having very recently launched a Pledge Campaign to ensure its release, the proverbial seeds of Lofi-Life, the forthcoming debut solo album by Mormecha, were first openly sown a couple of years now. Forever making and forging sounds of every conceivable sub-genre with a spirit of pure instinctive abandon, Mormecha unveiled the album’s first track, ‘Mixtapes’, back in June of 2014, an effort we said “Mojo’s symbolic sorcery and Mormecha’s more acoustically-inclined work.”

The latest track to be unveiled from the release, ‘Family’ is a wonderfully-produced, ridiculously catchy alt-pop masterstroke from the musician, hinting at some very special things in the making for the full-length.

With 78 days left to achieve his Pledge goal, you can help contribute to ensure Lofi-Life’s release here.

Photo by Joe Laverty

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