The name conjures up images of drippy hippy nu-folk, but a quick look behind the white facepaint and hoody image reveals an uber-producer collective happily flashing a darker electro edge than it’s participants previous involvement with Madonna and Britney ever hinted at.
The tracks slip and slide between classic and contemporary grooves – think John Lennon writing for Fujiya and Miyagi – resulting in an electrofolk clash that will be filling Shoreditch dancefloors for weeks to come. There’s clubland buried here too, weaving through the mellow lysergia of ‘Faker’, before making a break for freedom with the massive trance of ‘In Search Of’.
Throughout, core members Pontus Winnberg and Christian Carlsson – better known as Bloodshy & Avant – keep one eye on the stop start choruses that won them a Grammy for Toxic, throwing in throbbing floor fillers like ‘A Horse is Not a Home’ at will, while Andrew Wyatt – yes, J-Lo’s producer – acts as nominal frontman, providing the trippy ‘Burial’ with some softly spoken menace.
A pitch perfect break from the day job, this will be deservedly massive for 15 minutes.