This girl really reminds of Gwen Stefani. Imagine that instead of No Doubt, Stefani would start a band with a group of NME fringe kids and you get a bit closer to the sound of Le Noire. I never got on with any of Stefani’s work because, well, it’s Gwen Stefani and for whatever reason I associated her voice with it. Le Noire therefore must have produced something really significant to break down that awful bias in my head and FIRE, released last year just before Christmas, is the perfect way to do so. Abrasive and a definite party tune it’s certainly helping me to cope in my little Edinburgh bedroom which is so cold, I can see my own breath.