Mica Levi or Micachu (born 1987) is an English singer, songwriter, composer, and producer. She is classically trained and is best known for her band Micachu & The Shapes and for experimental music in a variety of genres. Levi also composed the soundtrack to a science fiction horror art film Under the Skin.
Most of Michachu’s music features an acoustic half-guitar with various non-standard tunings, extensive distortion, and use of noise and found-object elements.
Despite these experimental leanings, the artist categorizes her output with The Shapes as pop music. And not without any luck – the name has got widely known across the world.
“Micachu and the Shapes could stand among this generation’s most lauded arty pop purveyors”, – Pitchfork