Music: Love & Nature by LCMDF ****
If the title chosen by these two Finnish sisters doesn't exactly trip off the tongue, consider their original band name, Le Corps Mince de Francoise (the thin body of Francoise). Prententious, un peu?
But ridiculous band names don't really matter when they're toting a debut as good as this. Love & Nature delivers the sort of thrilling electro-pop that Scandinavia has excelled in for years, but the Kemppainen siblings offer something truly different. There's nothing formulaic about their compositions -- it's as if the two were allowed to run amok in a recording studio and somehow their more-is-more approach paid off handsomely. Think Happy Mondays, MIA and, in its more frenzied moments, The Go! Team.
Burn it: We Are Cannibals; Hard Smile
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