Mirrors & Shade
After much anticipation the debut album 'Mirrors and Shade' from 'South Africa's answer to David Bowie' (Indiepop Spinzone), London based Ike Moriz, has touched down on mother earth. Featuring the worldwide radio hit singles 'Fall into the Sun' and 'You Could' that topped many charts from The SA Top Ten to The Netherlands. 'You Could' and 'Still' were actually voted as 'Song of the Week' by Bowie himself. The songs were also featured on over 100 Radio stations worldwide and put Ike on the map as an indubitable Indie pop star. The album features 11 tracks of pure & passionate glamour pop. The new single and title track 'Mirrors and Shade' is dark, infectious, melodic and has an addictive chorus that sticks in your head forever. 'Still', featured on UK SKY TV for millions to see, is a silvery pop ballad, cleverly crafted with a massive chorus. It is the song Suede were always looking for & maybe the reason why Moriz was recently described as 'Better than Bowie himself' by Island FM. Other tracks include the dark & decadent pop of 'Visionary' and the epic and heartfelt piano ballad 'Another Day'. Ike also recently starred in 'Bridget Jones 2 / On the Edge' singing and playing the piano. All together well worth the wait and a superb album that lives in a decadent, dramatic, exciting, almost theatrical world. Proper emotional melodic pop with a shiny surface and a huge anthemic mood. Release - Mosquito Records London 2004.