French ElectroPop duo T&K have been pretty quite since the release of their ‘Magic Tank’ album and it’s accompanying reMix EP on On The Fruit Records last year. So it was a surprise to see them dropping a brand new track on their SoundCloud. A nice surprise though.
‘Music Never Lies’ is a quiet little tune that is very much on T&Ks’s style. With a sound akin to Freezepop, but with more floaty vocals. A quaint, SynthPop tune who’s sound comes from Britain via Paris. Gently buzzy synths and vintage drums roll along with toytown electric piano riffs and despite it;s roots in late ‘80’s SynthPop, there a definite ‘70’s vibe to the track. Slightly more introspective than T&K album work, maybe they were just in a pensive mood?
This week On The Fruit Records released a reMix collection featuring some awesome reworkings of ElectroPop duo T&K’s newly released album, ‘Magic Tank’.
The whole collection is well worth checking out, for me the highlights came from James Yuill, Mr. Mæn, Rocky and Freak You. Mr. Yuill’s take on ‘Little Clouds’ is an epic, rolling, ElectroPop monster. An evolving analog beast that despite being a pumping electronic floorfiller is amazingly cinematic and emotive. After an icy intro, Mr. Mæn’s version of ‘Summer Nights’ becomes a massive ‘80’s ‘moment’ track. Majestic and powerful, it’s a slow burner that rouses the soul. an old school SynthPop flavour is applied to ‘Magic Tank’ by Rocky. Like the bastard child of Yazoo and Fad Gadget, Rocky’s reMix is a weird synthesizer workout disguised as a Pop song. On The Fruit main man Freak You’s reMix of ‘Line Of Light’ is a cosmic, chiming tune with a ‘90’s SynthPop bassline and a hint of Disco that’ll definitely go down a storm on the dancefloor.
♫ T&K – Little Cloud (James Yuill reMix)
♫ T&K – Summer Night (Mr. Mæn reMix)
♫ T&K – Magic Tank (Rocky reMix)
♫ T&K – Line Of Light (Freak You reMix)
Also featuring reMixes from Canblaster, Segundo and Boston Bun, T&K’s ‘The reMixes’ is out now.
T&K are a French ElectroPop duo who are gearing up for the late October release of their début album on On The Fruit Records.
Having had a few tracks floating around for the last few years this album represents everything the pair have been building over their career. Both he tracks ‘Line Of Light’ and ‘On Your hands’ are doing the blog rounds right now and both are very good examples of the type of ElectroPop to be found on the record. T&K’s sound is, confusingly, 50% really French, but also, strangely,50% really English. Their sound is deeply rooted in early British SynthPop, both in attitude & approach and sound but is given such a distinct French twist it’s unmissable. Much of the album sounds, to me, like a purely electronic, female fronted version of The Teenagers, the tracks have a similar structure, with a hint of Saint Etienne. This is easily one of the purest SynthPop albums to be released this year. With it’s intricate attention to melody and it’s quirky French leanings I’d say this record is pretty recommended.
♫ T&K – Unique Key
♫ T&K – Line Of Light
♫ T&K – Little Cloud
T&K’s album is out 24th October, until then check them out on SoundCloud.