Friends Electric’s new single reworked by The Dirty Tees

I caught Welsh Indie-Electro-Poppers Friends Electric recently with Fenech-Soler and Substatic, it’s an experience I can highly recommend, the guys were awesome live.

We’ve already dropped their forthcoming new single, ‘Golden Blood’, so how about a reMix by Canadians The Dirty Tees? I think ‘banger’ is the term used… Seriously, The Dirty Tees pull no punches and turn in a full on Electro-House monster only slightly tamed with some sweet strings.

Friends Electric – Golden Blood (The Dirty Tees Rework)

The ‘Golden Blood’ single is out 29th November.

Friends Electric @ Beatport

Friends Electric @ Juno

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Friends Electric’s ‘Golden Blood’ video

Welsh Indie-ElectroPoppers Friends Electric new single ‘Golden Blood’ will be released at the end of November.

The video, as with the previous single ‘Wall Of Arms’, was directed by Laura Fry and is a really nice accompaniment to this epic sounding single by one of the UK most underrated bands.

The single is out 29th November. I’m looking forward to catching the guys live alongside Fenech-Soler and Substatic next week in Bristol!

Friends Electric @ Beatport

Friends Electric @ Juno

Friends Electric @ 7Digital

Friends Electric @ Amazon

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Ellie Goulding; Friends Electric video & Alan Braxe reMix!

Friends Electric’s awesome, and brave, reMix of Ellie Goulding’s ‘The Writer’ has only gone and got itself it’s very own official video! Nice one lads!

OK, on to Alan Braxe’s gobsmackingly rad reMix, it’s got this fluttering little melody that you listen to and never want to end. It’s pure summery chilled goodness, like an ace dream, or the end credits tune in a move where it turned out everything was alright in the end and everyone fucked off into the sunset.

Not even the rain we’re having in the UK at the moment can kill the mood this reMix induces!

Ellie Goulding – The Writer (Alan Braxe reMix)

‘The Writer’ single is out now.

Ellie Goulding @ Neon Gold

Ellie Goulding @ 7Digital

Ellie Goulding @ Amazon

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Ellie and her Friends Electric

New Single ‘The Writer’ isn’t the first time Welsh Indie-ElectroPop outfit Friends Electric have reMixed Ellie Goulding. Their Mix of ‘Under The Sheets’ made our top 20 songs of 2009 and they have come on in leaps and bounds since then, both in popularity and production.

Their new mix couldn’t have been easy, it’s an awesome song but I can’t imagine it lends itself well to reMixing. But the lads have risen to the challenge and dropped this chilled summery dance track, almost Balearic in places (this is a real sunrise tune!) that still highlights Ms. Goulding’s stunning vocals.

Ellie Goulding – The Writer (Friends Electric reMix)

‘The Writer’ single is released 9th August.

Ellie Goulding @ Neon Gold

Ellie Goulding @ 7Digital

Ellie Goulding @ Amazon

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Friends Electric; new video and reMix

Earlier this month, after featuring a few of their reMixes, we showcased Friends Electric’s debut single ‘Wall Of Arms’, and an wicked Indie-Electro anthem it is to! The official video for the single has just been premiered by the band, it’s a really nicely shot, intimate, performance clip.

Also, the Welsh Indie-ElectroPoppers have dropped their own reMix of the single and it’s a stormer! Combining elements of French House and Dreamwave for maximum effect.

Friends Electric – Wall Of Arms (Friends Electric reMix)

‘Wall Of Arms’ is released 14th July.

Friends Electric @ Beatport

Friends Electric @ Juno

Friends Electric @ 7Digital

Friends Electric @ Amazon

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Friends Electric are no strangers to electronic rumors, we’ve featured a few of their awesome reMixes for the likes of  Penguin Prison Bright Light Bright Light and Ellie Goulding (their reMix of ‘Under The Sheets’ made our top 20 songs of 2009) so about time some original material was posted.

The Welsh Indie-Electro/ElectroPop crew have already supported Frankmusik (who they share management with) on tour and scored some big name reMixes and are gearing up for the release of their début single ‘Wall Of Arms’ in July.

The track is a solid slice of Indie tinged electronic Pop, with stylistic nods to the Neon Gold stable (and associated acts), that shows the massive potential  FE have for some really good epic, anthemic ElectroPop.

Friends Electric – Wall Of Arms (zShare) (MediaFire)

‘Wall Of Arms’ drops 14th July.

Friends Electric @ Beatport

Friends Electric @ Juno

Friends Electric @ 7Digital

Friends Electric @ Amazon

Penguin Prison reMixes

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We’re still kinda’ reeling over how addictive Penguin Prison’s ‘Something I’m Not’ is and it’s not even out yet!

So a whole mess of reMixes is gonna’ keep us from jonesing for the single for as while, kicking off with (again!) the Cardiff crew, Friends Electric, who seem to be infiltrating electronic rumors on the sly, not that we mind if they keep dropping Electro monsters like this one! Luxury Living go deep into the subs with this heavy dub/80’s Electro hybrid that has a killer payoff toward the end of the track. Finally Krispin Korg gets straight up funky with a New York disco-esq Dreamwave mix.

Penguin Prison – Something I’m Not (Friends Electric reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Penguin Prison – Something I’m Not (Luxury Living reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Penguin Prison – Something I’m Not (Krispin Korg reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

‘The Worse It Gets’/‘Something I’m Not’ is released 22nd March on Neon Gold.

Penguin Prison @ Neon Gold

Penguin Prison @ 7Digital

Penguin Prison @ Amazon

Bright Light Bright Light

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Bright Light Bright Light (which I really hope is a Gremlins reference!) is the one-man project of Cardiff based Singer/Songwriter Rod Thomas who absolute passion to create well-crafted Pop music shines through the music from the first listen.

You can tell that Rod has spent a few years honing his craft as, for a DIY production, it’s pretty damn slick. It’s also timed brilliantly, this kind of ElectroPop with an emphasis on songwriting, an ElectroPop revolution of substance over style, is set to blow up this year and Bright Light Bright Light could well be at the head of the pack.

His latest track ‘A New Word To Say’ is a perfect example of this, it’s intelligent yet catchy, danceable yet thoughtful. Essentially it’s been written rather than produced, if you see what I mean? Which is always refreshing in electronic music.

Rod has roped in his friend James Yuill and fellow Cardiff ElectroPoppers Friends Electric (who’s reMix of Ellie Goulding’s ‘Under The Sheets’ we featured way back when) for reMix duties. James delivers a bright retro synth mix that actually sounds like it was fun to make while Friends Electric take it straight to the dancefloor in a French House stylee.

Bright Light Bright Light – A New Word To Say (Radio Edit) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Bright Light Bright Light – A New Word To Say (James Yuill reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Bright Light Bright Light – A New Word To Say (Friends Electric Got Love Mix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Bright Light Bright Light have a few appearances lined up for the coming months, catch them if you can:

20th March – Sink The Pink [DJ Set], Resistance Gallery, London
03rd April – Sink The Pink [DJ Set], Vogue Fabrics, London
12th April – The Lexington, London
13th April – FLUX=RAD, Cardiff Arts Institute, Cardiff
15th April – Night & Day, Manchester
17th April –  The Forum, London
24th April – Unit, Southampton
30th April – New Sound Wales Showcase, Chapter Arts, Cardiff

Rod also heads up Self Raising Records, so expect Bright Light Bright Light’s album soon, until them bestow some of that MySpace love of your on him:

Bright Light Bright Light @ MySpace

Friends Electric reMix Ellie Goulding

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This reMix of Ellie Goulding’s ‘Under The Sheets’ is actually a couple of months old but i felt like sharing. Cardiff newcomers Friends Electric are already causing waves and if this mix is anything to go by they have a bright future ahead of them. This is a solid reMix, a bass heavy floor filler!

Ellie Goulding – Under The Sheets (Friends Electric reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Have they added backing vocals? Nice!

‘Under The Sheets’ is out now.

Ellie Goulding @ Neon Gold

Ellie Goulding @ Amazon