A short history of Miccoli; they’ve gigged in LA’s Viper Rooms along with every other key rock venue across America, hung out with Motley Crue, performed at the Hyde Park Wireless festival, had music videos featured on MTV, VH1 & ASXTV, lived in their car (equipped with a mobile bar and cooker) had one of their members suffer a near fatal heart condition, and attended the same music production school as Grammy Award winning producer Paul Epworth. They’ve spent time living in Penang, landed several sponsorship deals, moved back to the UK, and somehow through it all, they’ve managed to priortise writing, recording and performing a huge number of songs.
Miccoli, their name taken from the sibling trio’s surname, formed in 2010. Twin brothers Adriano (vocal and acoustic/electric guitar) Alessandro (piano, vocal and acoustic guitar) and their younger sister Francesca (vocal, piano, don’t think they’re a part-tribute to the Von Trapp family, as the beaches and jungle of Penang is far from the alphine hillsides in summer. moreover, the trio’s brand of alternative indie ticks more writer’s boxes within WithGuitars these days.
The accompanying video was filmed in Venice, completed way before Jared Leto’s Gucci Guilty and certainly before the latest Fifty Shades film embraced Venetian mask imagery, so I feel Miccoli have every right to consider themselves trend setters.. ‘Idle Stranger’ a beguiling and agile blend o musical seduction, expect more to follow from Miccoli. 8/10
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