Fenech-Soler has announced their new album ZILLA, set for release on February 3, 2017 through So Recordings. The bold, shimmering, eclectic pop of ZILLA promises a new chapter for the Northamptonshire band, now a duo comprising of brothers Ben and Ross Duffy. Loaded with personality and experimentation, ZILLA – named after a close friend, is chock full of positive and upbeat pop songs.
ZILLA will be available on CD, 12 Vinyl LP, and Digital DL. Pre-order any copy of the record from either Fenech’s store, in physical format, or digitally, through iTunes (for a limited time at £5.99) and receive the following tracks instantly: “Kaleidoscope”, “On Top”, “Night Time TV” and “Cold Light”.
ZILLA first came to life near the end of a lengthy tour in support of Fenech-Soler’s 2013 album Rituals , the follow up to their 2010 self-titled debut. Having landed a Q Awards nomination, toured with everyone from Kelis to Miike Snow to Robyn, successfully battled cancer (Ben was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2011) and played headline shows all over the world including Shepherds Bush Empire at the end of their last major UK tour – the band needed a break.
However, Ben and Ross chose to go to LA demoing immediately with REM and U2 collaborator Jacknife Lee. While those early sessions were promising, there was a nagging sense that the catalyst for the album’s creation had yet to be discovered. So the brothers headed home, swapping the extremes of Los Angeles for a small farming village in Northamptonshire, where they built a makeshift studio.
Inspired by disco, old soul vocal harmony groups and an unwavering love of pop music, the pair steadily built up a collection of their most vibrant songs yet. While previous albums have seen them collaborate with the likes of Tim Goldsworthy, Galantis and Starsmith, ZILLA was a much more organic album, with most of it self-produced.
Look out for news of upcoming Fenech-Soler live dates.
Fenech-Soler ZILLA tracklisting:
2. On Top
3. Night Time TV
5. Zilla I
7. Cold Light
10. Zilla II
11. Be Someone
12. From Afar