Photo: Bryony McIntyre

My Cat Is An Alien


21 May 2005  •  The Sage Gateshead, Gateshead

What we wrote at the time…


Since MCIAA’s inception in the late 90s, the Italian brothers Maurizio and Roberto Opalio have created and self-released a clutch of records that have slowly garnered international acclaim. Utilising an array of guitars, various toy-instruments and toy-microphones, MCIAA’s untutored, instinctive sound is one of deeply radiating cosmic drones and shimmering organs; reverb drenched guitar chords unfurled into eternal sheets of vibration that are both beatific and at times charged and brooding. For this, the duo’s first ever live performance in the UK, they’re working with us to capture the immersive atmosphere of their ‘space room’ in Turin; with dual film projections to take you further into their cosmological music, it’s shaping up to be a unique and sensual space-rock trip.