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MKO Continues To Fill a Unique Space in Brisbane's Music Scene

MKO Continues To Fill a Unique Space in Brisbane’s Music Scene

| On 29, May 2014

MKO is creating music and more in a bold, individual way.

More than a musical moniker, MKO is a multi-medium creative project from Hannah Macklin integrating music with dance and rap. Set to release a new track called “Daffodils” (inspired by recent personal events) on the 26th of May, only good things can be expected considering MKO’s track record.

Largely described as “electro-soul”, MKO is a perfect platform for Hannah’s vocals- jazzy, unique and very strong- much like the music created, which combines classic jazz elements with glitches, synth and samples.

Hannah Macklin has a crazy-cool aesthetic and sound.

Hannah Macklin has a crazy-cool aesthetic and sound.

In March of last year the absolutely killer ‘Lily Lotus Orchid Sunflower’ EP was released, featuring heavy ‘90s R&B vibes on “Bubble”, and the constantly amazing “Snarly”, a lyrically excellent song that begs for the repeat button. MKO’s Soundcloud page is well worth a listen, and includes short projects as well as fuller tracks.

As a live act, MKO is visually absorbing and brings great conviction to shows. With a range of possible configurations of band members, usually featuring bassist Steele Chabau and drummer Myka Wallace, MKO is undoubtedly one of Brisbane’s best live acts.

Currently embarking on an East coast tour including a support performance affiliated with Sydney’s acclaimed Vivid Sydney event, MKO’s next Brisbane performance will be on the 13th of June at the Motor Room, West End. With the impending single release (and hopefully more to come), it can only be hoped that Brisbane will be graced with more gigs from MKO.

Images courtesy of MKO (by Elena Mullaly and Daisy Hofstetter)