"...by far the best live performance from BIGSOUND. Michelle had my attention from the moment she jumped on stage till she walked off."
"A complete visual and aural experience that is extremely polished and expertly performed. There is nobody doing this kind of music half as capably, creatively or excitingly and you need it in your life"
"They’re futuristic and innovative – pushing the limits both musically and performance wise"
"One of the most forward-thinking pop acts in the country
- The Music.com.au
"Michelle Xen's EP is full of conflicting yet cohesive tracks that work together as a unit oh so well. I highly recommend it."
- The AU Review
"Her distinctive Electro-pop pushes the boundaries of art & sound.
A spectacle worth shouting about"
- The Music.com.au
"Michelle Xen showcases her felicitous songwriting skills consummately, producing a collection of deep synth, heavy bass layered future electronica."
- Acid Stag
"Resembling the alien child of Ziggy Stardust and Karen O clad in the technicolour dream coat, Michelle Xen took to the stage armed with her motley neon crew to rapturous applause from the crowd."
- MUM@World Bar
Australia has been shy in its delivery of an exploratory, music-art-seeking female artist – until now.
After a research trip to Berlin and New York in 2012, Michelle Xen embarked on a project in musical experimentation. She combined her songwriting, love of deep bass sounds and visual aesthetic in order to explore the idea of synaesthesia. As an electronic pop artist she seeks to push sonic and visual connections, then physicalise them in her wild live performances.
The ON FOR YOU EP is the culmination of these elements.
Based around the concept of building a world for a song, Michelle Xen takes an experimental approach to songwriting - she pushes the art/music boundaries, extending the songs into cross-disciplinary projects. Images, garments, collaborations and performances weave directly into her music-making process, allowing for work that is both idiosyncratic and distinctive.
Whether it’s a future synthesis of independent Pop or a cross-disciplinary response to art and music, this seamstress of sound experiments has begun an unquestionable electronic evolution in Australia’s backyard which is export-worthy, airplay-ready and synth-heavy.
released 15 November 2013