Fenech-Soler, the duo of brothers Ben and Ross Duffy, return with the first new material since 2013. The four-track Kaleidoscope EP marks a tonal shift toward a brighter, sharper, and more streamlined account of indie-pop.
The band, once a quartet featuring Daniel Soler and Andrew Lindsay, (who left under amicable circumstances) now offer a tone that’s more refined than previous albums. Having played with a range of artists from Kelis and Robyn to Miike Snow, the new momentum from the band makes them all the more compelling a ticket for their upcoming live dates.
ARTISTdirect caught up with Ben and Ross to discuss the release of their new video “Night Time TV” taken from the Kaleidoscope EP, and to learn something of the track from inception to realization.
Fenech-Soler: “When we wrote “Night Time TV” we always had our live show in mind. We’ve always been transfixed on performing electronic music as a live band and this song balances everything that influences us. We had these insomnia-induced midnight lyrics hanging around for a while and it was only once we created the bass line, we knew the two fitted together perfectly.
We started working on “Night Time TV” with Jacknife Lee in Los Angeles which is a far cry from the rural English farming village that we grew up in. Working on our music on the other side of the world has been a huge influence for us but it was only once we returned to our little home studio in London that it all made sense and we finished our new album.
We wanted to create a dark modern disco song incorporating our love for late 70s / early 80’s soul music and Night Time TV was the end product. It’s always nerve-wracking, playing new music for the first time and this video is exactly what this is. Taken from our east London show a few weeks ago, we’ve been very humbled by the reaction we’ve had so far.”