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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.

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