WL//WH Video Premiere: THE MICRODANCE Runs Low on “Moxie Moxie – Neon Pink on Black”


Founded in 2012, The Microdance is the multifaceted Alternative Rock band led and conceived by Hackney, London denizen, musician and composer Alex Keevill, whose latest video, shot by Blair Jollands, for “Moxie Moxie – Neon Pink on Black”, a song taken from the 2022 EP “URGENCY IN DEAD AIR”, via Brighton-based independent label Shore Dive Records, WL//WH is pleased to premiere.

The name refers to a dance I used to do to the outro of Clarke Gabel by The Postal Service in which I did the smallest movements possible in time with the music. I’ve had better band names, but this one stuck.

The 9:10 sec long track contains three guitar solos, and unfolds the drumming, engineering, and co-production of Nikolaj Bjerre and the vocals of Bridget Walsh, to explore personal responsibility through a lens of reality and romance. It reminds me of a romantic drama, with an engaging male/female vocal interplay set against an epic, at times chaotic backdrop of vibrant, distorted and ringing high energy 6-string-laden moods. Walsh’s vocals are dreamy yet angsty, at times joined with Keevill’s or backed by his tension-releasing screams to evoke a deep sense of struggle and pain. There is an introspective surreal end that reflects life’s natural rhythms of high/low, or introversion/extroversion, however you want to look at it, but the song is very human, emotional, and curiosity piquing, definitely worth a listen.

The video was shot in an hour and a half on my phone. No shots planned, totally ad libbed with the basic brief of ‘beat me up with coloured stuff when I’m wearing white and white stuff when I’m wearing black. With a happy ending of these two evil chaps and me sharing some quality time together… Love wins, blah blah blah – there’s your cliche!

An imaginative blend of a sunny countryside performance by The Microdance and comedic interpretations with Blair Jollands sync seamlessly with the uninhibited mood of the soundtrack. Neon lyrics add an unexpected messaging flair to the visuals, whilst role-play scenes set a fun feeling of boundless artistic expression. Quick change wardrobes such as a gold sequined shirt, priest collar, and an array of masks merge with blurry trace overlays and disconnected flows, lending a surreal psychedelic vision to accompany the musical composition.

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