X-RL7 is a unique pixel art styled cyberpunk animation series created by Mike Evans of electronic-rock band MiXE1 and Project Anything. The series is a mix of comedy, social commentary and original music following the exploits of the fictional band X-RL7 - featuring fantastic voice acting and musical cameos from members of the alternative/electronic/rock music scene such as Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence), Rob "Rawrb" Kersey (Psychostick), Daniel Graves (Aesthetic Perfection), Lauren Babic (Red Handed Denial/CrazyEightyEight), Nyxx and many more...
Fuelled by mysterious dream-like visions, follow the enigmatic X-RL7 frontman Omega as he navigates the trials and tribulations of the music industry alongside guitarist/producer PJ and flamboyant larger-than-life band manager Alfie in their journey to make it to the top of the musical foodchain. Featuring a myriad of colourful characters and original electronic rock tunes set against a cyberpunk-inspired futuristic backdrop. How will the group fare in this addictive pixel art adventure?
The series is free to watch on the X-RL7 Youtube channel!
There's full story episodes, Making Of/Behind The Scenes mini-documentaries, Lyric Videos and more.
The music of X-RL7 is available on all the usual digital stream outlets - Spotify, Apple Music, Google Music, etc.
Check out more music such as instrumentals, alt-versions, the original Mike vocal versions of songs which feature a guest vocalist on the X-RL7 Patreon.
X-RL7 - Apotheosis Music (Debut Album)
Release Date: 24 July 2020
1. Apotheosis Man
3. System Override
5. The Singularity
6. Out of Control (feat. Michael Joseph)
7. Animal (feat. Richard K of Machine Rox)
8. Generation (feat. Essence of Mind)
9. Closer To Me (feat. Essence of Mind)
10. Flicker (feat. Amie Evans)
All songs written by Mike Evans. Tracks, except track 5 written by Mike Evans & Lawrie Bayldon
1,2,3,5,6,9 mixed by Lawrie Bayldon (Studio-X). Tracks 4,7,8,10 Mixed by Kevin Coppola (Axios).
Mastered by Tom Waltz
X-RL7 - Digital Deities (EP)
Release Date: 16 October 2020
1. Digital Deities (feat. Aesthetic Perfection)
2. Digital Deities (feat. Aesthetic Perfection) (Machine Rox Remix)
3. Digital Deities (feat. Aesthetic Perfection) (FragileChild Remix)
4. Digital Deities (feat. Aesthetic Perfection) (Studio-X Remix)
Digital Deities written by Mike Evans, Performance: Daniel Graves - vocals, Mike Evans - Guitars, Synths, Roman Marisak - Additional Chorus Synths, Mixed by Kevin Coppola (Axios), Mastered by Tom Waltz.
Remixes by Machine Rox, FragileChild and Studio-X - Mastered by Tom Waltz
X-RL7 - Heart Shaped Hole (feat. Lauren Babic) (Single)
Release Date: 13 November 2020
1. Heart Shaped Hole (feat. Lauren Babic)
Heart Shaped Hole written by Mike Evans, Performance: Lauren Babic - vocals, Mike Evans - Guitars, Synths, Programming, Mixed by Kevin Coppola (Axios), Mastered by Tom Waltz.