NYC-based collective MICHELLE shares new single “EXPIRATION DATE” from their upcoming album AFTER DINNER WE TALK DREAMS, due 28th January 2022 via Canvasback Music and Transgressive.
The band will be headed to the UK in February for previously announced headline dates, which will be followed by a run of support shows in the US with Mitski beginning in March. Full list of tour dates below.
“EXPIRATION DATE” follows fellow AFTER DINNER WE TALK DREAMS singles “SYNCOPATE” and “MESS U MADE”, which arrived with an intimate live performance music video. Born-and-bred New Yorkers, MICHELLE formed in 2018 and is comprised of Sofia D’Angelo, Julian Kaufman, Charlie Kilgore, Layla Ku, Emma Lee and Jamee Lockard. The predominantly POC and queer collective mix and match the writing and production groups amongst the six of them.
The hallmarks of MICHELLE’s music—layered vocal harmonies, analog synthesizers, vibrant percussion, smoldering hooks—dominate the sonic landscape of their upcoming album, with the four female vocalists pushing the boundaries of their considerable singing talents while Charlie and Julian fine tune the production. Despite all the tinkering elsewhere, it is important to note that the vocals remain largely untouched and appear in their organic state. Songs hop across genres, from funky R&B to bedroom slow jams to amped-up beat-heavy anthems and more. The songwriting on AFTER DINNER WE TALK DREAMS has been elevated, as there is a depth and prowess at work that makes good on the promise of the band’s early songs, something they admit was learned by reflecting and allowing room for artistic growth.
2022 Tour Dates
5th Feb – Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans
7th Feb – Glasgow, Scotland @ The Poetry Club
8th Feb – Manchester, England @ YES
9th Feb – London, England @ The Lexington