LE CORPS MINCE DE FRANÇOISE
THE LOW-DOWN Despite the French name, this duo hail from Helsinki. That peculiarity bleeds through to their music, too: sisters Emma and Mia Kemppainen make electro-hip-pop that bleeps, chugs and spurts from the speakers with a vivid energy. They released top single
Something Golden on Kitsuné last year, and after their recent deal with Heavenly Records you can expect to hear more very soon. Vibrant new single Gandhi (available for free download from their MySpace) references everything from Happy Mondays’ Kinky Afro to M.I.A.’s Galang, and is a fine taster for debut album
Love & Nature, due in February. Oh, and their name means “The skinny body of Françoise”, for you non-francophones.