The Micragirls

Date Place Country Info
14.5.2009 Frankfurt a.M. / Hazelwood Yellow Stage ("Moonshake midweeker") Germany
15.5.2009 Biel(Bienne) / St.Gervais Switzerland
16.5.2009 Zurich, Rote Fabrik (w/ Boss Hog) Switzerland
17.5.2009 Turin, Spazio 211 (w/ Boss Hog) Italy
18.5.2009 Milan, Magnolia (w/ Boss Hog) Italy
19.5.2009 Roncade (Treviso), New Age (w/ Boss Hog) Italy
20.5.2009 Roma, Circolo Degli Artisti (w/ Boss Hog) Italy
21.5.2009 Bologna, Locomotiv (w/ Boss Hog) Italy
22.5.2009 Marseille / Cabaret Alèatoire ("French Connection" Festival w/ Dum Dum Boys (F), Tokyo Sex Destructi France
23.5.2009 Vevey, Rocking Chair (w/ Boss Hog) Switzerland
12.9.2009 Helsinki, Bar Loose Finland Wild Girl Walk release party
18.9.2009 Jyväskylä, KICKSTART festival Lutakko Finland www.jelmu.net/kickstart/
19.9.2009 Kuopio, Henry's Pub Finland
25.9.2009 Hamburg, Reeperbahnfestival Germany reeperbahnfestival
26.9.2009 Copenhagen, Club Mau Mau@Huset I Maegstrade Denmark .clubmaumau.dk
2.10.2009 Tampere, Telakka Finland
31.10.2009 Stockholm, Kägelbanan, Mokoma Festivalen Sweden w/ Jimi Tenor, The Lariots, a.o. venue / mokoma
14.11.2009 Oulu, Nuclear Nightclub Finland
27.11.2009 Hämeenlinna, Suisto Klubi Finland (w/Jaakko & Jay) venue
28.11.2009 Turku, Klubi Finland
9.1.2010 Helsinki, Tavastia Finland sorry, but: CANCELLED!
23.4.2010 Helsinki, Lepakkomies, Club Panic Finland w/ King James + The Idiots
24.4.2010 Mikkeli, Rock'n'Flow Festival Finland
17.7.2010 Joensuu, Ilosaarirock Festival Finland www.ilosaarirock.fi

 

For us THE MICRAGIRLS (from Kuopio, Finland) are just the best of their kind. This guitar-organ-drums-combo (all three singing) have gained themselves a live reputation over their native country Finland, but also during tours throuout Europe.

The ladies lent their bandname from their first band mobile, a Nissan Micra, and draw their musical influences from obscure 60's garagepunk and trashy rock'n'roll. These sounds, they've learned to love prior the band was formed in 2001, from compilations like Wavy Gravy, Big Itch, Sin Alley, Born Bad, Las Vegas Grind, were just the starting point. While they still have some covers in their setlist, lusty partypieces like "Go Go Gorilla" by Shandells or "Leave My Kitten Alone" by Little Willie John, they do songs and things their own way.

Dressed in their exclusive, handmade Micra-outfits and white circusboots they perform their music with an honest enthusiasm which is remarkable. The vocals are squeaky and roaring, the organ is pure dementia and the guitar rips alongside the primal rhythms.

The Micragirls are what trash-garage-punk-rockarolla is all about. Mean, nasty, filthy, inept and wild - but still with a certain sophistication and coolness! They are armed with great tough songs full of bizarre tales of meaningless mayhem. Raw primitive pounding and ripping screaming vocals with crazy unintelligible lyrics make even the grown men yell for more.

Following to 3 sold-out 7"s the Bone Voyage 10" release (limited to 500 copies) is followed up by the first full album length appearance on CD (2 EPs as 2CD, consisting of the songs from the 10" (CD1) and 8 songs from the previous 7"s (CD2). Can you follow...?

However: Since the Bone Voyage release of their debut album “Feeling Dizzy, Honey?” it went well for them. The album was licensed to Japan . Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray invited them to support Heavy Trash during their fall 2007 dates in Europe. Beginning 2008 Go!Team asked to join their UK dates. And once again more touring with Heavy Trash. Also the Haunted Heart 7” came out and another 12” vinyl version of the debut. Currently they are preparing for the second album, set for release on Bone Voyage in September 2009.

 

The Micragirls are:
Mari: guitar, screams
Kata: organ, shouts
Risu: drums, howls

early Discography:

"Primitive Homeorgan Blast"
7" vinyl single (lim.ed. 1000 copies - Sold Out)
(Trash Can Records & Weera records, 2004)
"Mind Twistin' Weekend With The Micragirls"
7" vinyl single (lim.ed. 1000 copies - Sold Out)
(Weera records, 2003)
"Are You Insane, Girls?"
7" vinyl single (lim.ed. 500 copies - Sold Out)
(Muysic For People, 2002)
 
link to Micragirls Interview (June 2009)

link to Micragirls Live videos