Happy Hottest 100! Congratulations to Vance Joy, Lorde, and Daft Punk for snagging the top 3 places. Triple J have posted a full list of the countdown online if you missed anything, and if you tune in today, you can catch the Hottest 200 and see which of your top picks just missed the cut.
In Triple J fashion, we’re bringing you an ‘unearthed’ artist all the way from England. Florrie is an unsigned singer, songwriter, drummer and guitarist with three self released EPs under her belt and a cult following within the online music community. Describing her style as “kind of a sixties, organic feel merged with modern pop beats and electronics”, Florrie is definitely one to watch for in 2014.
“Live A Little” is a track that was used for a Sony Electronics headphones campaign last year after Florrie’s “Shot You Down” music video was spotted by a few employees at Sony Consumer Electronics in Japan. Though only a 30 second film for the campaign was needed, the full music video and track was released on her YouTube channel as a ‘thank you’ to her fans for their ongoing support.
The song has more of a rock-pop feel than her earlier electro-pop EPs. Starting off with Florrie on the drums, the video layers several other Florries marching around with tambourines, trumpets, and electric guitars, with Sony’s earphones bouncing playfully around her neck. Exuding a kind of rock-star-Kate Moss vibe, “Live A Little” is catchy, danceable, and a sweet little taster of her upcoming 20-track debut album. Keep your ears peeled!
Hometown: Bristol, England.
Latest EP: Late, released 31 May 2012.
Sounds like: Oh Land and Ladyhawke.
Say what? Florrie started off as the in-house drummer for Xenomania, a songwriting and production team, and drummed on a number of hits by Girls Aloud, Pet Shop Boys, and Kylie Minogue.
Ciao ciao, Arianna