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Monday July 13, 2009

You well? We’re all gingerly applying the aloe vera after another trip to climes too UV-rich for our lilywhite skin. This past week we’ve been been living it up among the beautiful people and beach parties at Calvi on the Rocks. It’s a tiny festival in Corsica that boasts one of the best little line-ups of bands (Phoenix, Klaxons) and chic dance music (James Murphy, Aeroplane, Superpitcher) in the world, all in Corscia’s utterly stunning surroundings. Believe me; buy, beg or steal a ticket to next year’s Calvi.

We’ve got 3 big pieces of news to announce today. As you may have heard we have a brand new single coming out this summer. Its called ‘Kiss of Life’ and we’re very excited that Zane Lowe will be premiering it on BBC Radio 1 tonight from 7pm. We made the video in Ibiza with Chris Cottam and it looks immense, a colourful carnival extravaganza that makes Dario G look like Johnny Cash. It’ll be making it’s UK debut on channel 4 at 12.15am on 23rd July (that’s the Wednesday night), so do look out for it.

In honour of this momentous release and as a special treat for our hometown, we’ll be playing a special show at the Alban Arena in St Albans on Thursday the 3rd of September. Edd once went to see Sooty at this venue and said it was one of the greatest gigs of his life, so if you manage to get a ticket you know you’re in for something special. Tickets are available at 7pm on Monday (13th) exclusively from this link below and our website:

We’re hoping to hold an afterparty at the Horn pub, where we played some of our earliest gigs 8-10 yrs ago too so look out for that.

The final piece of news is that we’re re-issuing our album in expanded form. It will include an additional double-sided disc featuring Kiss of Life, Relationships and Bored of Each Other, 4 remixes and a DVD of our show at the Forum this May. It amounts to pretty great value package in my humble opinion, so we’re looking forward to it dropping.

That’s all for now. Keep it locked.

FF x


  1. Hi boys…… What can I say about your TITP performance!!!

    YOU LOT WHERE ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!

    Love love love your music!!

    Keep it up!

    Danni Xx

    Danni · Wednesday July 15, 2009 · #

  2. I love you guys and your music! Can’t wait!

    — Sofie · Wednesday July 15, 2009 · #

  3. Why not just bring out an EP – rip-off for everyone’s who already got the album!!!!

    — Steff · Wednesday July 15, 2009 · #

  4. Oh dear… I hope there isn’t much footage of the barrier on that DVD :S

    — Jodie S · Tuesday July 21, 2009 · #



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