Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Fenech Soler - Demons

Northampton (my hometown) is finally on the map.

Firstly, we have this legendary old woman saving the world, which made the national news this week.

And secondly a fantastic live lounge from Jo Whiley's Saturday Radio 1 show by Northampton's Fenech Soler, including a cover of Jessie J's Do It Like A DudeYou may have heard their track Lies late last year, or their remix of Marina & The Diamonds' Hollywood.  You may also have heard lead vocalist Ben Duffy singing on Groove Armada's Paper Romance.  Demons is the follow-up single, released later this month.

Ok, so their sound isn't the most original: falsetto male vocals plus synths, fitting neatly in the 80's electro-pop revival.  One YouTube viewer described them as "Calvin Harris having his way with Delphic".  There are also similarities with the excellent Frankmusik, Sam Sparro and more.

Demons is, however, more than the sum of its influences and gives Northamptonians something else to proud of besides shoe-making.  It's catchy, instantly likeable, and well produced.  A great pop track.