Miami Horror – The Shapes March 20, 2017 Alt (Dance), Australia, Daytime, Disco, Electro, Funk, LA, Original After a two year hiatus spent writing, experimenting and exploring, Melbourne’s Miami Horror return with their new conceptual project The Shapes. Since the release of their debut album Illumination in 2010, Miami Horror has toured extensively across the globe showcasing their diverse mix of influences, whilst living between LA and their hometown of Melbourne. Along with other Australian acts including Cut Copy and Total Giovanni, Miami Horror have helped in the rebirth of disco creating their own brand of Aussie electronica that is recognized internationally and have become absolute staples on dance-floors worldwide. The Shapes, however, is like nothing the band have produced before. Their imaginative vision brings color back to daily life with a mold-breaking collection of art. The Shapes comes to life as a sonic / art experience and sees the band delve deep into rhythm and percussion with influences ranging from the art pop and lyrical wit of Talking Heads to Caribbean funk and African beats. Admittedly, I’m a huge Miami Horror fan and this EP marks a new chapter of the group’s impressive discography. It seems the group has made a conscious effort to go back to their roots and really explore the disco / rock elements that were at the foundation of their earlier releases. Definitely more of an African roots vibe to this release; which historically is where dance music originates. Bottom line, these guys are in it for the long haul. A group of real creative geniuses at work.