TRACK OF THE DAY – YOU ARE NUMBER SIX – ‘Lens Flares’

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You Are Number Six is the solo project of Montpellier born multi-instrumentalist Theo Lefebvr. There’s certainly a distinct 80’s alt-pop vibe to his output thus far,  and on this occasion there’s also the vague air of Edwyn Collins jamming with M83 as Public Service Broadcasting throw caution to the wind and decide to join in the fun!

Theo himself is as all about sixes, he take his name from sixties TV show The Prisoner, whose protagonist was known simply as number six, Theo was born on 6/06 ..  and his tunes figuratively make you feel six feet tall (if you’re under 6ft obviously) and one simply cannot underestimate his excitement if he were ever to play Portmeirion’s wonderful Festival No.6 at a future date!  His latest track Lens Flares has a running time of 4.44… and here’s where it gets spooky – if you added all the fours together you would have the number twelve, which when halved is, quite incredibly   …. yes you guessed it NUMBER SIX.  Uncanny eh? *cue Twilight Zone music’*

This is dark yet wonderfully catchy, hypnotic electronic pop, and Lens Flares is the title track from his forthcoming second EP, a track, which Theo tells us, is thankfully not about somebody called Len’s trouser related fashion faux pas but instead all about lights, synths and movies; it is probably the most personal song on the EP.”  The ‘Lens Flare’ Ep will be available on June 26, released by Emerald & Doreen in collaboration with Slynt Records for the CD Edition.

Theo also plans to “do something special for this release” and tells us “people will be able to generate their own cover-art on our website so that every copy will be “unique.”  In the meantime, here’s another excellent tune from said EP entitled ‘Palimpsest’

 

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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