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Miro Shot Unleash effects laden video for ‘I Used To Say Things To Strangers’

Miro Shot Unleash effects laden video for 'I Used To Say Things To ...

+ debut album ‘CONTENT’ due 1st May 

London based electronic / technology collective Miro Shot provide an ominous warning on our over dependence on technology with a stunning, CGI loaded visual clip for new track ‘I Used To Say Things To Strangers’, lifted from the band’s debut album ‘CONTENT’ due this May.

They say: “I Used To Say Things To Strangers is a video which was made during lockdown. Corona basically shut down our band, but by some miracle we had the last warehouse in London before everything went Shaun Of The Dead. If it weren’t for the Miro Shot Collective the video would not have been made. The video is about the way we transmit images, sound and video with our phones, the way it spreads from one person to the next. It’s about connections we have and the way they link us, from Instagram to Covid 19.”

 The band’s meteoric rise has been well documented with Clash Magazine describing them as ‘truly breaking boundaries’ on their 2019 EP ‘Servers’. Renowned for their unique live experience, Miro Shot embrace virtual reality, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence to present a new version of what a band is and can be. Alongside playing regular shows, the band also create multi-sensory mixed reality performances for audiences that are truly one-of-a-kind. Starting in 2017, Miro Shot began staging DIY versions of their VR performances while based in an east London warehouse, but have expanded their remit to perform in art galleries and churches across Europe with BBC and Forbes calling it “Impressively ahead” and “the future of live music” respectively.

 Alongside playing regular shows, groups of up to 20 people are invited to an event earlier in the day to wear VR headsets while the band play one song. As the performance begins the band are seen on the headsets as digital versions of themselves. When a chorus kicks in they are floating above a lake. The possibilities are endless. “An amazing concert is transcendental so we wanted to look at how our notion of reality has changed and fractured as technology becomes more and more prevalent,” Roman Rappak, de facto leader of the group explains.

Stripped from the technology, Miro Shot are a band at their core.  “We’re human and we play instruments,” Rappak says. However, saying Miro Shot are just a band would be deceptive. Their collective is open to anyone and currently features 450 members. “Before we even started playing live we’d have people getting in touch to ask how they could invest in our start-up,” Rappak recalls. At first he was wary but given more thought decided, “The most punk thing you could do would be to create a start-up and utilise the tools available to you in the tech world. What’s wrong with adding coders and designers to the band on top of drums and synths? It’s DIY on the most basic level.”

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