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MiG-15 Return With Politically-Charged New Single Criticising Government

10th September 2021

Liverpool indie/electronic newcomers MiG 15 are delighted to announce their return with latest hook-filled new single ‘Too Little Too Late’ set for release on 11th August 2021.

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The band will be playing a handful of live shows throughout the year, including support slots with The Peach Fuzz and Pacific, and recently made an appearance at FestEvol in Birkenhead (see below for upcoming listings).

One of their most political songs to date, coming at a time when politics and politician’s lives are coming under increasing scrutiny, ‘Too Little Too Late’ is a witty and whip-smart piece of musical observation on the state of the UK. Commenting on the single, the band say the song is about “the failings of the higher-ups for the people that need them most; promises not kept, and important decisions made a little too late.”

Citing strong influence from Arctic Monkeys, fellow northerners BlossomsEditors, Kasabian, The Killers and Queen, MiG 15 was formed by bassist James McCluskey and vocalist Adam Bray, taking their name from McCluskey’s teenage years living in San Diego—a major centre of American military bases—and the inspiration drawn from the fighter jets often flying above.

The pair were introduced by Ann Heston, the wife of late Deltasonic Records boss Alan Wills.  They quickly became friends, bonding over their favourite films, TV shows, music and video games.  As for career aspirations, Bray says they felt like kindred spirits. “We had similar goals and similar drive seemingly, which helped us connect like pieces of a puzzle.”

With early radio support from BBC 6music, Janice Long at BBC Wales, and Dave Monks at BBC Introducing Merseyside, things kicked off to a flying start for the quartet, who underwent a baptism of fire as the sole support act on ‘80s electronic legends OMD’s winter 2019 Souvenirs tour.

Working with producers Rich Turvey (Blossoms, Clean Cut Kid, The Coral, She Drew The Gun) and Tord Knudsen (The Wombats), the band released their debut EP Bite The Bullet in 2019, followed up by early 2020 single ‘Interstellar’.

In April 2020, with the coronavirus pandemic squarely on everyone’s minds and the end of lockdown nowhere in sight, they released Soundcloud demo ‘Real Talk’ for their fans. Intended by the band to highlight the importance of reaching out to friends and family for support during difficult times, it’s a comforting slice of pop. 

Their latest full single, ‘Cowboys and Indians’, was released in July 2020. Remembering childhood playing and dressing up it was the perfect summer antidote to lockdown times, and last Christmas they released an acoustic version of their first single ‘Bite The Bullet’ backed up with an excellent cover of Arcade Fire’s ‘Everything Now’. 

The band’s most recent live activity pre-pandemic saw them showcase at Liverpool Sound City in 2019 and support OMD, and subsequently Love Fame Tragedy (the solo project from The Wombats front man Matthew Murphy), throughout Europe and the UK in early 2020, with a sold out Liverpool hometown headline show surrounding the release of ‘Interstellar’.

‘Too Little Too Late’ is released on 11th August 2021

MiG 15 Live Dates:

21.11.21 – Manchester – Factory
09.12.21 – Northwich – Salty Dog (w/ Pacific)