Norwegian duo Ulrik Denizou Lund + Ketil Jansen aka Lemaitre, are about to release their new EP Singularity next week via Astralwerks. The 4-track EP sees the guys deliver the guitar-driven, disco-infused electronic indie pop that has earned Lemaitre its global fan following as it incorporates elements of hip hop + soul into its signature sound.
"We grew up listening to a lot of different music. A lot of jazz and fusion. A lot of French music, especially Serge Gainsbourg and electronic music like Daft Punk, Justice, Phoenix and Basement Jaxx," explains Ulrik who goes on to cite hip-hop, funk, soul, RnB & the film scores of composer Hayao Miyazaki among the pairs’ shared influences referenced on the upcoming EP.
"It’s pretty varied, but still very Lemaitre-ish," he continues. "We worked with a female singer for the first time (Tennessee-born vocalist Lolo who previously featured on Panic! at the Disco’s ‘Miss Jackson’). We also got a feature from one of our favorite rappers Chuck Inglish from The Cool Kids."
In addition to the EP release, Lemaitre is set to play a series of headline N. American club dates beginning July 22nd in Washington D.C. The band’s live show is as ambitious as its music; consisting of three self-designed light installations complete with 3D animations. Following the headline dates, Lemaitre will join Astralwerks label-mate Porter Robinson as support for the massive 40+ date Worlds North American tour beginning August 28th.
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7/22 - Washington, D.C. - DC9
7/23 - Philadelphia, PA - The Black Box
7/24 - New York, NY - Popshop NYC at Westway
7/25 - Burlington, VT - Signal Kitchen
7/26 - Montreal, QC - Belmont
7/27 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
8/7 - San Francisco, CA - Popscene at Rickshaw Stop
8/8 - Los Angeles, CA - iHC at The Echoplex