2007 – present (12 years)
LCMDF are the Finnish sister duo Emma and Mia Kemppainen. If a bell is ringing, it could well be that you recognise this duo as two thirds of 2008's gnarliest electro merchants Le Corps Mince De Françoise. But after a streamlining of both moniker and line-up, the bandit mask face-paint is no more and this time the vibeometer has been clicked firmly onto heady good-times. With a sudden synth stab there is an eruption of technicolor energy and somehow the world is just feeling a much poppier place. Hot stepping into our lives from this psychedelic netherworld are LCMDF, two Helsinki sisters smouldering with more Smash Hits factor than Neneh Cherry's Top Trumps card and more giddy, skewed hooklines than an Ace of Base boxset that has been left out in the sun too long. At a time when the popsphere feels a cooler habitat than it has been in fifty years, this formidable twosome of Kemppainens - Emma and Mia - are here to remind people that while cool is fine an'ol, deranged fun is just the best.
Baggy beats and frazzled alt.pop pouts supercharged with fidgeting jump-up electronic energy is the modus operandi. It's been a year since their first release as LCMDF, Something Golden, was heralded with single-of-the-month-type round-ups everywhere from NME to the Guardian. Now as the curtains begin to draw on 2010, the girls in the baggy white shirts, denim hot-pants and Lennon shades are back, this time readying the release of their debut long player, Love & Nature, on the legendary Heavenly Records, a poignant acquisition for a label of such grand party pop heritage.
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