Bristolian Xenomania drummer come Pop superstar Florrie has just released her latest single, Little White Lies, and amongst the plethora of reMix talent she has enlisted to rework the track is Disco showstopper Moon Boots who takes the track and gives it a tasty House makeover. We’ve had hints of this track singe late last year, mostly in the form of mix rips (Moon Boots himself played it during his Boiler Room set) but now the tune is out in the open.
Moon Boots used the lush, ethereal tone of Florrie’s voice to cast a nice haze over a punchy House track Pulsating synth bass and starlight chimes play out cheekily over the track and Mr. Boots rolls Little White Lies over a relentless Chicago beat. Easy-going, yet an immense dancefloor tune, Moon boots delivers the goods with this one. Come the chorus and Florrie kicks into full sassy Pop mode as she croons over Moon Boots deep soundtrack. Irresistible.
After a brief flirtation with the strange waters of guitar music, Bristol’s finest Xenomania drummer Florrie is back with a blistering. burbling, ElectroPop stormer. Taken from her forthcoming new EP, Sirens; due out in Spring, Seashells is a mixed bag of styles all shaken up with Florrie goodness.
Middle Eastern purcussion is just the first surprising element to Seashells. A tapestry of samples and witticisms that despite it’s wordily influences sounds particularly British. Florrie’s mantra vocals hook over booming kicks and chugging synths to create something with an effortless, but infectious, energy and optimism. Maybe this is Florrie’s year finally?
One of Bristol’s greatest gift’s to the world, no not Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Nik Kershaw, Roni Size, Substatic OR David Prowse, ex-Xenomania Drummer and songwriter Florrie, released her third EP at midnight last night.
Fittingly called ‘Late’ the EP hold four tracks which actually display a slightly more mature sound for the young singer. Still as catchy and infectious Pop as ever, but there’s a deep Disco element to some of these new tracks, and raucous dancefloor moments to others, that slips into Florrie’s style effortlessly. The EP kick off with ‘Shot You Down’ which exemplifies this, with it’s slick slap Funk bassline and pumping Disco beat sit easily side by side with Florrie’s energetic Pop. ‘I’m Gonna; Get You Back’ even works a little Drum ‘N’ Bass into it’s power Pop. ‘Every Inch’ is the most standard Pop on the EP, shining like a beacon of Florrie’s Xenomania roots. The EP’s final track, In The End’ might be , alongside ‘Shot You Down’, one of it’s standouts. Interesting quirky Pop, with one foot on the dancefloor and one foot in quirky Indie-Pop with a piano lead lending an epic quality which makes it work is the EP’s finale.
Florrie’s ‘Experimenting With Rugs’ will be featured on her second EP. She explains in this blog post how she keeps independent, and why (although I’m sure working for Xenomania doesn’t really hurt her situation), which is pretty unusual for an artist, to explain where their money comes from in such detail. To be honest Florrie seems to have it really together and will probably make more from her music than if she was on a major.