The Manchester-based band, who've been together for only a year, are playing SXSW before releasing this single, Counterpoint, as their first foray into the realm of music for public purchase. There'll be a 12" and, of course, a download.
If you're in London this week you can catch them at the newly opened Queen Of Hoxton on Friday night too.
We reckon you're going to hear a lot more of them in 2009. Not only that, but this will be a good thing.
Just one reason why this is the case? Ewan Pearson's producing the album. His production credits include The Rapture's Pieces Of The People We Love and he played on M83's album Saturdays=Youth.
So here's a video for you. A bit Friendly Fires, no?
Keith McDonnell (that's him on the left) has been a regular contributor to musicOMH for some two years and has been co-editing our classical and opera pages for a while now.
With Simon Thomas's departure as classical editor, Keith took charge of the classical section of the site from the beginning of March. Simon will still contribute occasional articles, and we wish him well with his future plans.
While our new site is being built, Keith is keen to hear your ideas for improving the section's offering. What are we doing well? What should we be doing more of? What do you like most and least about the classical section as it is?
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It's again been an age since we last sent you a mailout. If it's any consolation, we're plonked on the naughty step with sadfaces as a consequence.
But! Help is at hand. \o/ Along with an assortment of the delectable, the dubious and the downright demented, we've been haunting Twitter for a good while now.
If you aren't already, you can follow the site @musicomh for ad hoc tweetery of selected music reviews, features and blog posts. Follow me too, if you like, for extra bits @michaelomh
Some recent highlights in the meantime, for the less tweety...
+++ Interviews +++
After a lengthy identity crisis they've rediscovered their groove on new album Invaders Must Die. Liam Howlett and Keith Flint pick up the tale.
This half of the Dresden Dolls declares she is "anti-stupid", but she'll have a party if her label drop her. And do we know who killed her yet?
As they ready their second album 200 Million Thousand, recent events on their tour of India have primed their audience for chaos.
School Of Seven Bells
Benjamin Curtis has left his family and musical past with Secret Machines behind him for something new.
The Unbending Trees
Bass-voiced lyricist and fallen friar Kristof and pianist Havasi on the Hungarian band's debut album Chemically Happy Is The New Sad, with Tracey Thorn.
Three years on from a no-holds barred approach to domestic violence in His Hands, the first lady of Southern Soul is back with the upward-looking Who's Hurting Now?
The Cardigans' Nina Persson explains her other project, her move to the US and new album Colonia.
Too well read for the Punks, too poppy for the New Wave, and way too strange for the Pop charts, he numbers amongst the most witty British songwriters. R.E.M. agree - half their members make up his band.
Morrissey, 25 Years On
Len Brown, who has interviewed Morrissey more times than anyone else, speculates about the meaning behind the title of the Moz's new album while casting an eye over his career to date.
The Camden Curmudgeon vs The Tipsters
In the first of a possibly irregular series, The Camden Curmudgeon (not his real name) rails against the BBC Sound of the Year poll, the "tipsters" who make it and the consequences it has for the artists it features.
Owen Duff and the Future of Music
London singer-songwriter Owen Duff has either come up with a brilliant ruse to promote his work or is making a valid point about the thoroughly confused and confusing way in which we 'consume' music.
We've got some broody visuals, Bale's deep and grainy delivery and a hint of a Battlestar Galactica-style plot about robots becoming people too. And lots of things exploding in lots of different ways. For fans of dark sci-fi futures it looks like it might be a real treat.