Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Flume, Hot Chip, MGMT


band members

Kris Buckle & David Newtron


Influences

Jai Paul, Daft Punk, Bibio


Unearthed artists we like

Hopium, Late Night Hysterics


Bio

The brand new, genre-hopping international duo Friends In Paris are releasing their first ever single into the world. It’s called ‘Waiting’, like you have been all your life.

With the vocal smooth charm of Hot Chip, the psychedelia-through-pop tendencies of MGMT, and that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ only a pseudo-Parisian pairing could conjure up, ‘Waiting’ has one of those choruses that will slip inside your subconscious before you even realise you’ve hit repeat. A splattering of vocal styles, pitched, natural and electronic find themselves meshing over the top of a bombastic bass wobble, a sneaky piano riff and some deceptively crafty background beats.

The duo known as Friends In Paris actually reside in separate continents - Kris Buckle is London bred and living in Australia, with producer David Newtron being Belgian born and inhabiting the UK’s capital. The former is a guitar driven singer/songwriter who has worked with members of dEUS and Vive la Fete, while recently musical directing and playing guitar with Liam Bailey who featured on *Chase and Status’* *‘Blind Faith’*. And David is known for being the writer, producer and frontman for The Subs, while producing for Lady Linn and The Van Jets and remixing the likes of La Roux, Chemical Brothers, Alt J and Cassius to name a few.

Kris began the writing process for ‘Waiting’ on a salvaged PC, an old hot wired 90s sampler (the Akai 2000, since you asked) and a Roland MC307. Already familiar with David’s work, the pair began firing across versions of the track, collaborating through time zones and making music as eclectic and far reaching as the distances each sound file had to travel. Thank god for the world wide web then for not keeping us waiting. Or rather, for giving us Waiting.

The single comes with three remixes - the Ashworth Remix is a slow building, straight-up chilled-out club interpretation, evoking sunnier climes and exotic cocktails. The Way Back Remix gives the pitched chorus vocal it’s true house-diva moment, urging each listener to bust out their best ballroom Vogueing moves, whereas the One Track Brain Remix is more grit than glamour, a dubby remix that will undoubtedly be rebounding around the walls of trendy warehouses very soon.

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Review

Review by Nat Tencic Nat Tencic

17 Jun 2015

Triple J
40

The title says it all with this one.

The title says it all with this one.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

11 Dec 2014

Triple J
40

A nice follow up from these guys. Doesn't come as hard as Waiting did but it's got a nice electronic thump to it.

A nice follow up from these guys. Doesn't come as hard as Waiting did but it's got a nice electronic thump to it.