If you like Fischerspooner's older work and enjoy hard-rocking electronica, make sure to tune into XLover's new album "Pleasure and Romance." XLover are singer/fashion maven Nina Rai, Oliver Grasset, Bryan Black and Scott Fairbrother. The group has a rich international background and an impressive resume. XLover performed live with Scissor Sisters, The Mission, and even DJ'ed with Depeche Mode and Felix Da Housecat.
Currently, XLover is working on mixes for Fischerspooner's "We Need A War." Previously, they mixed up Blondie's "Good Boys" (listen)
"Pleasure and Romance" was recorded over 6 months and features a collision of pulsing analogue synths, jilted guitars, sexy minimal percussion, a 10 piece orchestra and Nina Rai's haunting vocals. It is what you get if you mix up Casey Spooner's spunk and Nina Hagen's punk with bits of Goldfrapp, Prodigy and Nirvana. They even cover Nirvana's "Aneurysm" on this album. The album will be in stores in the U.S. on May 17, but is currently already available on iTunes.
Listen to "Lovesucker" by XLover [MP3]
Listen to So Blue" by XLover [MP3]