Mimi Soya have been writing catchy pop-punk songs since the summer of 2006, and quickly became one of the more noticeable acts to emerge from Brighton in the UK. Their first single “Crazy” sparked interest in the band, delivering strong riff-driven guitar hooks and infectious vocal melodies. They became known for putting on an intensely fun live show in an area that was more renowned for producing hard-edged metal or nu-rave bands.
The original lineup changed in 2007 to feature new vocalist Hero Olivia on the microphone. Their sound is a mix of Paramore and The Academy Is, bringing really catchy melodies (you will find yourself humming “Deathwish” hours after hearing it) and guitarist Chris Nairn providing backing vocals to Hero on a few tracks. The band has since signed to Lab Records in the UK and is planning a brief fall UK tour, no US dates planned yet. Sorry, Yanks, keep your fingers crossed.
Definitely one for fans of the Fueled By Ramen bands here in the US, Mimi Soya is poised to break through in a huge way in their native UK.Dont Forget to Breathe! – Mimi Soya
The band recently put out a four song EP on itunes that you can purchase here, and have several other songs available for download on their profile. They are releasing a new single by the end of November, so be sure to check back. Check out the video of their recent show at the Nike Run Show at Wembley Stadium below…
Fall tour dates, more to be announced soon…
19 Sep 2008 HORSHAM, Youth Centre
22 Sep 2008 BOURNEMOUTH, iBar | w/The Auteur
26 Sep 2008 HAYWARDS HEATH, Clare Hall
28 Sep 2008 SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners | w/Lost On Landing
02 Oct 2008 STAINES, Hobgoblin
10 Oct 2008 CATERHAM, De Stafford School | w/Waiting For Sirens
17 Oct 2008 CAMDEN, Hot Damn! @ Purple Turtle