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Today on Right Chord Music, we are delighted to bring you the first play of ‘Ledge’ the brand new single from MICCOLI. Watch the video and read about their near death experience below.
British / Italian, sibling, three-piece MICCOLI are twin brothers Adriano (vocal and acoustic/electric guitar), Alessio (piano, vocal, and acoustic guitar) and their younger sister Francesca (vocal, piano and harmonica).
Together MICCOLI write anthemic heartfelt songs and produce the kind of breathtaking harmonies that can only be from siblings. The band have spent the past few years touring extensively across the UK, US and Asia. This focus on live recently paid off, when the independently released trio beat out major competition and were invited to join the final Boyzone ‘Thank You & Goodnight’ (25 date) arena tour, which starts later this month.
LEDGE – The new single from MICCOLI
‘LEDGE’ is taken from MICCOLI’s debut album “Arrhythmia” which is set for release on January 18th. The album was written, recorded and produced solely by the three siblings on a quiet island off the coast of Penang, Malaysia.
The conceptual music video conveys the message of enduring personal hardship and the fear of facing it alone. The decision to shoot the video in the vast emptiness and hugely unforgiving backdrop of Death Valley makes this message even more poignant.
Making the music video & near death experiences
While filming MICCOLI had their own near-death experience on the sands of Mesquite. The band explain…
“Shooting began at 4 am on a July morning, just before sunrise when the temperature was at its lowest, 30 degrees. A small 3-hour window existed to film all necessary sand dune shots before the temperature became unbearable.
The largest sand dune was half a mile away from base camp meaning a one-mile round trip walking across sand dunes carrying a MDF door and frame. The sun was still rising by the end of the 3rd take. It had reached a staggering 52 degrees and yes it was still only early morning. Some of the equipment we were using started to turn itself off and phones were alerting that they were reaching their highest temperature levels and were shutting down.
So the race was on to get back to base and it wasn’t just the equipment the heat took its toll on. Adriano actually collapsed carrying part of the Miccoli set! Little did we know at the time that there were weather alerts to stay indoors and not to travel. The heat wave carried on for another 4 consecutive days as Death Valley set the record for the hottest month at a single location in U.S. history and we were right in the thick of it, but we still got our shots.”
The video for LEDGE has already received critical acclaim winning Birmingham Film Festival 2018, Best Music Video & European Cinematography Awards (ECA) – Finalist 2018 – “Ledge”
Catch MICCOLI live in support of Boyzone
MICCOLI will be on their nationwide tour of the UK and Ireland commencing 20 January. Tour dates are listed below.
20th – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
21st – Hull, Bonus Arena
23rd – Belfast, SSE Arena
24th – Dublin, 3Arena
26th – Glasgow, SSE Hydro
27th – Liverpool, Echo Arena
29th – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
30th – Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
1st – Leeds, First Direct Arena
2nd – Manchester, Arena
4th – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
5th – Brighton, Centre
7th – London, The O2
8th – Birmingham, Genting Arena (Resorts World)
9th – Bournemouth, International Centre
10th – Bournemouth, International Centre
12th – Glasgow, SSE Hydro
13th – Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
15th – Brighton, Centre
16th – London, SSE Arena Wembley
MICCOLI are the exactly the kind of band RCM was set up to champion, their independent spirit and determination to overcome the odds is irresistible. LEDGE is the next exciting step in the band’s journey, and perfectly teases the band’s debut album. Listen out for more from MICCOLI on this week’s Lost On Radio Podcast. Discover more from MICCOLI.