The thing about Tirzah and her partner in crime Micachu is that they make everything they do look so effortless. In the slipshod rhythms of the anti-dancefloor jams (see last year’s phenomenal “I’m Not Dancing”) and the close-to-the-bone ballads they make together there’s a sense of frayed edges and open space that makes it all seem so breezy and thrown together - but the astounding thing about it is that every individual sound, inflection and wink to the listener is beautifully placed. Take their new video, “Malfunction”, premiering a track from Tirzah’s upcoming No Romance EP for Greco-Roman. The melody wriggles and meanders, Mica’s voice floats in and out of the background and it’s shot like a casual DIY home movie. It’s warm and sweet and sort of sad, like a quiet morning-after cup of tea in your best friend’s kitchen, and comes with the same cosy-lazy feeling of making you not want to leave the spot.
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