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Fenech-Soler – Kaleidoscope

Fenech-Soler

Fenech-Soler

Four-piece-turned-brother-two-piece, Fenech-Soler explode back into our lives with a video for the brilliant, ‘Kaleidoscope’, the lead track from their brand new EP.

The video follows a girl on a bedtime journey of multi-coloured proportions.

Still streamlining indie pop, Fenech-Soler once again share with their listeners, joyous and upbeat music, and the timing feels perfect.

Order the EP on iTunes here.

They play Oslo in Hackney on 27th October, so get yourself down there.

What else is to say? The Duffy brothers are back!

Sounds like: Bag Raiders, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, Friendly Fires,The Whitest Boy Alive, Delphic, The Chain Gang of 1974, The Naked and Famous, H A R T E B E E S T, The Jezabels, The Knocks, NONONO, Duologue, Tourist, Bastille

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Fenech-Soler – Last Forever Acoustic Session for Balcony TV [Premiere]

Fenech-Soler

Fenech-Soler

The Kings-Cliffe boys, Fenech-Soler, unveil the video for their acoustic Balcony TV performance of ‘Last Forever’, set in the beautiful Hollywood Hills.

The stripped back version of ‘Last Forever’ (taken from their incredible album ‘Rituals’) showcases the raw talent of Fenech-Soler, as well as revealing a softer side of the band.

The special edition of ‘Rituals’ is available for pre-order in North America via iTunes and includes four tracks that you will receive instantly when you pre-order.

To watch more like the above, visit Balcony TV.

Sounds like: Bag Raiders, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, Friendly Fires, Delphic, The Chain Gang of 1974, The Naked and Famous, H A R T E B E E S T, The Jezabels, The Knocks, NONONO, Duologue, Tourist, Bastille

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An Interview With Fenech-Soler

Fenech-Soler at Concorde 2, Brighton

Fenech-Soler at Concorde 2, Brighton

Indietronica watched Fenech-Soler in Brighton on their current tour. The band answered some questions before the gig:

1. Tell us how Fenech-Soler started.

Well Ross and I are brothers and Ross went to school with Dan. We started a band years ago and met Andrew at a local studio near our village. We were pretty awful to be fair. Andrew lived just down the road from us so I guess we just grew up in the same area and shared a mutual love of electronic music.

2. Sum up your sound in 3 words.

Umm, electronic, melodic and anything else that rhymes with ‘onic’…

3. Explain why ‘Rituals’ is different to your first, self-entitled album?

I think it represents us becoming comfortable with the space that we occupy within music. It’s always a challenge making the leap from your first album to your second and this period certainly tested us but we weren’t going to finish until we were happy with it. Rituals is a massive leap for us and I guess I feel it’s a more complete piece of a work. It has a start, middle and an end.

4. What is your favourite track off the new album?

‘Somebody’ is a song that was quite quick to write and record. It came quite late in the process but it’s always a lot of fun to play live.

5. Where do you cite your musical influences from?

We predominantly write electronic music but we listen to quite a range. We’ve always had a love for straight up pop music. Pop music that has integrity and character because pop has never been a dirty word for us. It just means that you connect universally. Pop music from the late 70’s early 80’s influences us but then we listen to a lot of current electronic music.

6. We love discovering new music at Indietronica. What new music are you listening to at the moment?

I’m currently listening to Maribou State at the moment. I really like their productions and sounds. Really forward thinking. Duologue are also an act that have brilliant songs. They’re currently on tour with us and it’s a real pleasure watching them every night. Great musicians.

7. What is next for Fenech-Soler, once you have finished your tour?

America is the next place we’re planning on visiting. It’s been a while since we played in the states so we’re planning to release our first single there and get on the road.

Fenech-Soler at Concorde 2, Brighton

Fenech-Soler at Concorde 2, Brighton

The gig was one of the best gigs I’ve been to recently. As soon as they stepped onto the stage, the crown instantly started clapping their hands and cheering. It was refreshing to hear Ben’s voice sound a bit more grizzly than his usual clean sound. It’s probably more due to the extensive touring the guys have been doing lately, but I liked it.

The band played a mixture of songs from the incredible album, ‘Rituals’, such as ‘Last Forever’ and the new track ‘In Our Blood’, as well as the classics including ‘Lies’ and ‘Stop and Stare’.

It was a mixed up and stripped down performance with a honorary large drum, some dirty bass, synths, and hypnotic lighting chucked into the mix.

I just wish this tour could last forever and I am already at the front of the queue for their next gig.

Fenech-Soler at Concorde 2, Brighton

Fenech-Soler at Concorde 2, Brighton

A special shout out also goes to Duologue and NYPC who warmed the crowd up last night.

Have a listen to ‘In Our Blood’, taken from ‘Rituals’, which was out on 2 September 2013 and is available for purchase here.

Sounds like: Bag Raiders, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, Friendly Fires, Delphic, Bastille

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Fenech-Soler – Magnetic

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Fenech-Soler are from Kings Cliffe, although you wouldn’t be blamed for thinking they formed further afield back in 2006. They consist of four members; Ross Duffy, Ben Duffy, Daniel Soler and Andrew Lindsay. The name comes from Daniel Soler’s full surname, which is Maltese.

After a number of teaser singles, ‘Magnetic’ was released on 24th May 2013 on Warner Music and is taken from their second album ‘Rituals’, which is out 2nd September 2013 and available for preorder here. ‘Magnetic’ immediately draws you into a dancing sunset scene full of euphoric, feelings. It is the ultimate indietronica festival anthem, and this is even more present in their video which features a reappearing man in a rabbit mask. Always the sign of a good night!

Watch the video for ‘Magnetic’ here:

Sounds like: Bag Raiders, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, Friendly Fires, Delphic
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