Having been fortunate to catch Fenech Soler do a small intimate gig locally this June i was blown away by the bands energy. I immediately scoured the internet for all the material i could find on them, the 12 or-so tracks i found stayed on repeat in my MP3 player for the rest of summer. Their mix of 80's inspired synth and pounding electro made for a fantastic backing to a very talented lead singer. Tracks like 'Airbrushed', 'Format Disco', 'The Fight' and 'Fashion' are really worth seeking out!
Skip forward 3 months and I arrive home to find the self titled album on the doormat... Slap it in the car stereo and take a drive... the album doesn't disappoint at all! The guys seem to have dropped a lot of their harder electro riffs of old, but added layers of silky smooth vocals and a great range of percussion sounds in the new tracks. The use of Battlefields as an opener is perfect, its good to see LA love on there also.
Of the New tracks the immediate stand out is the fantastic Golden Sun, which has to be the next single. Also worthy contenders are Stonebridge and Contender.
in closing, I feel this band are standing on the edge of greatness, and if they keep their heads in the indie media spotlight its bound to come.. Radio 1 is giving them a lot of love and now i encourage others to support them.
Fans of Klaxons, Friendly Fires, even Daft Punk + Justice... you'll find something to love on this album.