Fenech-Soler

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Fenech-Soler
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Background information
Origin Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, England
Genres Synthpop, indie pop, indietronica
Years active 2006-present
Labels So Recordings, B-Unique
Website www.fenechsoler.co.uk
Members Ross Duffy
Ben Duffy
Daniel Fenech-Soler
Andrew Lindsay

Fenech-Soler are an electropop band from Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, England, that formed in 2006 and consisting four members: Ross Duffy, Ben Duffy, Daniel Fenech-Soler and Andrew Lindsay. The name Fenech-Soler is taken from Daniel Soler's full surname, which is Maltese.[1][2] The band's sound has been compared to Friendly Fires and Delphic for their "hybrid of summery indie and big dance-inflected melodies".[3] Fenech-Soler are signed to So Recordings.[4]

Career[edit]

Fenech-Soler's self-titled debut studio album was released in 2010 and included three singles. The single "Stop and Stare" was named by BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James as 'Record of the Week' and 'Weekend Anthem'. and Dutch public broadcaster NOS used "Demons" as an anthem for their 2010-11 UEFA Champions League broadcasts.[5] Both "Lies" and "Demons" were playlisted by Radio 1. The band recorded a Radio 1 Live Lounge session for Jo Whiley in February 2011.[6]

On 13 March 2011 it was announced that Ben Duffy had been diagnosed with testicular cancer and would have to undergo a course of chemotherapy. This caused the cancellation of the nine-date UK tour.[7] The cancer was diagnosed in its early stages[8] and two months later it was announced that the treatment was '100% successful' and Duffy was 'now in complete remission'. The band returned to a busy summer schedule of 23 festivals including Glastonbury and V Festival.[9] Fenech-Soler donated all proceeds from their 18 April 2011 single "Stop and Stare" to the Teenage Cancer Trust.[7]

In 2011, the band was a supporting act for the White Lies, Kelis,[10] Robyn[11] and Example.[12]

The band released their second album, Rituals, on 30 September 2013. The release of the album was announced following the announcement of a UK tour,[13] which coincided with the release of the single "Magnetic" in March. The album's second single, "Last Forever", was released early in September prior to the album.

In addition to their own work, they are also known for their remix work, including a remix of "Self Control" by Sunday Girl, "Kickstarts" by Example,"MY KZ, YR BF" by Everything Everything and "Hollywood" by Marina & The Diamonds[14]

Fenech-Soler co-wrote and featured on the Groove Armada track "Paper Romance", taken from their latest album Black Light. Fenech-Soler have appeared on C4's EVO Rooms, NME Takeover[1] and BBC Switch.[15]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
UK
2010 Fenech-Soler 85
[18]
2013 Rituals 120
[19]

Extended plays[edit]

Year EP details
2009 The Cult of Romance
2011 White Versions
  • Released: 28 February 2011
  • Label: (self-released)
  • Formats: Digital download
2013 iTunes Festival: London 2013
  • Released: 5 September 2013
  • Label: B Unique
  • Formats: Digital download
2014 Stop and Stare EP
  • Released: 25 March 2014 (US)
  • Label: SBMC
  • Formats: Digital download
2014 Remix EP
  • Released: 19 April 2014 (UK)
  • Label: So Recordings
  • Formats: Limited-edition 12" vinyl
2014 Glow EP
  • Released: 5 June 2014
  • Label: (self-released)
  • Formats: Digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
2009 Lies Non-album singles[a]
2010 Stop and Stare 106
[20]
"Lies" 126
[21]
Fenech-Soler
2011 "Demons" 162
[22]
"Stop and Stare"
2012 "All I Know" Rituals
2013 "Magnetic"
"Last Forever"

As featuring artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
2010 "Paper Romance"
(Groove Armada featuring Fenech-Soler and SaintSaviour)
196
[23]
Black Light

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Title Album
2013 "Maiyu" Rituals
"In Our Blood"
  1. ^ Original independently-released Moda Music releases. Both tracks feature on self-titled album and were later re-released with new remixes.

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