Noir-Pop New Yorkers MS MR release their brand new single ‘Fantasy’ in March 2013. This will be followed by their debut album in May.
Comprising of London-born Lizzy and Seattle native Max, MS MR have been making waves via two underground EP’s exciting everyone from Pitchfork to Jay-Z, Tom Ford and Grimmy. The band have come to attention with a unique and thrilling mix of limited edition EP’s, arresting videos and still imagery, some superlative live shows in the US and Europe and Tumblr, where the band have quickly become stars within their community using gifs, images and quotes to embed and express themselves.
‘Fantasy’ is a huge rush of cinematic electronic pop, written and produced by the band and mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Amy Winehouse). It follows up MS MR’s two previous releases earlier this year ‘Bones’ and ‘Hurricane’ which caused a stir with its delicious combination of huge hooks and dark lyrics (“Welcome to the inner workings of my mind/So dark and foul I can’t disguise,”), being named ‘Best New Music’ by Pitchfork, ‘Hottest Record’ by Zane Lowe, ‘Potential Superstars’ by The Guardian and reaching No1 on Hype Machine. The Village Voice voted their live show one of the Top 6 shows of Summer in NYC, meanwhile Tom Ford personally chose ‘Hurricane’ for his Spring Summer presentations in September Fashion Week and Jay-Z blogged the video on his Life & Times site with the attendant words ‘empire state of mind’.
Describing their music as ‘Tumblr glitch pop’, ‘soulfuzz’ and ‘electroshock’, MS MR are set to be one of the new significant voices on the global music agenda.
MS MR embark on their second UK tour as part of a European tour this November with the following UK shows:
Check out their latest, disturbing, release ‘Ash Tree Lane’, below: