Friendly Fires: Friendly Fires (XL Recordings)

Jump aboard the new disco train as Friendly Fires pilot you through their version of dance. Their eponymous debut album is a quirky mix of shoegaze, indie and pop. Not just a catchy “boom boom” band, FF administers an energetic dose ala The Rapture while warmly flirting with romantic trance. Complete with Prince-like falsetto vocals, it’s easy listening in and out of the club, making it hard to believe they were once a post-hardcore band. Burn, baby, burn! BL