Single “Full American”
Released March 12th
Mickey 9s come roaring out of the blocks in 2021 with socially-charged banger ‘Full American’.
Taken from their upcoming album ‘Modern Kunst’, the song features a relentless bass groove, scratchy guitars and plenty of memorable hooks.
Full American reveals a darker side to Mickey 9s but its satire-drenched lyrics are laced intricately with their trademark wit.
This is about as aggressive, irreverent and vital as Glasgow’s dance-punk rebels have been to date.
Anyone who knows the Scottish music scene will tell you that Mickey 9s is one of the most exciting bands to see live. The irreverent 4-piece from Glasgow combines elements of dance, punk and hip hop into a blistering, genre-defying groove that regularly sends crowds into a frenzy.
It all started when four young lads went to see Daft Punk at a music festival and subsequently decided that this was the kind of music they wanted to make. Upon returning home the boys ditched their guitars and bought cheap synthesizers – hoping to join the electronic renaissance that was happening in the UK at the time.
After countless nights of basslines, bleeps, buzzes and beats in the rehearsal studio and on the dancefloors of SubClub and the Soundhaus, it became all too clear to the band that their new idea wasn’t working. The electro songs they were writing lacked the energy, momentum and emotion that the 9s wanted to unleash upon the bars and venues of their home city.
So, the question was thus: How do you combine the ‘perfection’ of dance music with the raw energy of a rock ‘n’ roll band?
Fortunately for these lads the answer was simple. The guitars reappeared just as quickly as they had gone and the synths were sold on eBay.
As for the result? Well, there are some who call it ‘Post-Funk / Evil Disco’.