Le Corps Mince de Françoise
Two Helsinki sisters smouldering with more Smash Hits factor than Neneh Cherry‘s Top Trumps card and more giddy, skewed hooklines than an Ace of Base boxset that’s been left out in the sun too long. At a time when the popsphere feels a cooler habitat than it has been in fifty years, this formidable twosome of Kemppainens – Emma (22) and Mia (20) – are here to remind people that while cool is fine an’ol, deranged fun is just the best.
‘Take Me To The Mountains’ propulsive parps and squelches find a barmy middle ground in between booty-bass and Hanna-Barbera soundtracks. “It’s an escapist song, I guess,” ponders Mia. “It’s about loving being in a band but wanting to escape all the bad bits and just have the fun of making music.” It’s another irresistible off-kilter chant of hookline, which sets our heroines amidst a jello mountain range with tub-thumping beat-downs and warp-speed disco cowbells.