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Brewing their own brand of fantasy pop, they were first spotted by French dance don Alan Braxe, who released debut single The Cult Of Romance on his Vulture label last summer. Introduced to London via Paris, the track picked up plays from Pete Tong, Kissy Sell Out, Eddie Temple Morris, and Annie Mac - who included the Alan Braxe mix on her 2009 compilation. In the autumn, the follow-up single Lies - released and championed by Jaymo & George's Moda Music label - quickly gained the support of Zane Lowe and daytime Radio 1.
A spectral club-land anthem, over sparkling synths and massed ranks of percussion, Stop And Stare is the new single from Fenech-Soler, released on Moda Music on 12 April.
Fenech-Soler are hot dancefloor property right now, having recently collaborated on Groove Armada's remarkable ‘return to form' Paper Romance and remixed the latest Marina & The Diamonds single Hollywood into a club and blog sensation. Stop And Stare once again taps the bands gift for radio-friendly hooks and peak time floor filling.
Originally conceived as a studio project by brothers Ben and Ross Duffy, with child hood friend Dan Soler - whiling away the hours of a sleepy existence in provincial Kings Cliffe - the trio combined with drummer and studio partner Andrew Lindsay to create an unlikely production powerhouse and a formidable live act.
"future of white dancefloor-scorching electro-funk" (Time Out)
"English electro-pop wonderkids" (DJ Magazine)
"Accessible and synth savvy... A great debut" 4/5 (Mixmag)
"The Cult Of Romance is just made for maximum daytime radio hummability and gig chantability" (Guardian)
"Sounds bigger than anything currently recorded by the likes of Klaxons, Friendly Fires et al." (Gigwise.com)
"The big time is surely beckoning for Fenech-Soler" (The Times)
"Electro-pop with new wave accents, soft male vocals and gorgeously melodic synths" (M8)
"Their filthy synth pop is gaspingly good" (Sup Magazine)
"Absolutely glorious" (Drowned In Sound)