French quartet Falaises have debuted in style with their first single Boy – a very tasty precursor for their upcoming EP due for release in October. Have a listen – or watch the video – and see what you think?
It has very Francophone, disco feel to it – it was mixed by Stephane Briat (Air, Phoenix, Depeche Mode), so has a certain enveloping, melancholic air, but takes a lot more from the more urgent and addictive indie-pop styles and genres.
Part Austra, part Killers, part Vessels; it takes that combination of indie and electronica to create a moody, magnificent slice of addictive pop.
Alice’s vocals are probably one of the most beautiful and haunting things you’ll hear on a track this year and they help take what is a great song in the first place to even greater heights.