Sounding like the twisted love child of Saint Etienne and Felt Mountain era Goldfrapp with an eerie video on a shoestring budget, Fall In Love has the perfect mix of melodrama and pop. Fil Ok is a dj originally from Manchester who co-ran the legendary NagNagNag club. Kate Shortt is a cabaret singer. The album is expected out in June.
Then: Billie Ray Martin began her musical career as a vocalist for the house outfit Electribe 101, but is most famous for Your Loving Arms that was released twice and both times made the UK and US charts, something unheard of in the US for a dance single. This was followed by Running Around Town and later Honey, both of which were successes on the dance charts.
Now: In 2007, Billie Ray Martin resurfaced with Undisco Me, which became a hit on the UK dance charts. Last year, in conjunction with download torrent Mininova, she released The Crackdown Project which was dance reinterpretations of classic Cabaret Voltaire tracks. The result was surprisingly sublime. She has just released a new ep, Solid Life/Fantasy Girl and she sounds better than ever. This woman is amazing.
Billie Ray Martin – Sweet Suburban Disco (Vince Clarke Remix)
Fantasy Girl (Snuff Crew Remix)