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Laurel Halo, DJ Sprinkles and Benedict Cumberbatch to feature on Friendly Fires’ LateNightTales mix CD

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Laurel Halo, DJ Sprinkles and Benedict Cumberbatch to feature on Friendly Fires' LateNightTales

The 30th edition of the ongoing LateNightTales mix series – previously home to the likes of Four Tet, Trentemøller and Belle And Sebastian - will arrive from dance-inflected indie combo Friendly Fires.

It’s definitely a wide-ranging selection, tilting from electro-pop (Junior Boys’ ‘Under The Sun’) to sleazy disco (Dennis Parker’s ‘Love Like An Eagle’) to jaunty pastoral (‘Don’t Summarize My Summer Eyes’). Laurel Halo gets a nod, as does Terre Thaemlitz’s house experiments under the DJ Sprinkles moniker.

The requisite spoken word coda arrives courtesy of thinking woman’s crumpet Benedict Cumberbatch, reading a “new bedtime story” called ‘Flat Of Angles (Part 1)’. The tracklisting is perhaps a tad too zany for its own good – Slowdive into Olivia Newton John, anyone? – but it still looks like an admirably eclectic selection.

Friendly Fires’ LateNightTales is due on November 5. In other, alliterative news, Friendly Fires recently teamed up with Foals to form a new label, DEEP SHIT.

Tracklisting:
01 Junior Boys – Under The Sun
02 Renee – Change Your Style
03 Joe Simon – Love Vibration
04 Dennis Parker – Like An Eagle
05 Space – Carry On Turn Me On
06 Iron Galaxy – Attention Seeker
07 Bibio – Don’t Summarise My Summer Eyes
08 Stereolab – Black Arts
09 SBTRKT – Hold On
10 Friendly Fires – Why Don’t You Answer? (Eberhard Schoener + Sting cover version)
11 Sonna – One Most Memorable
12 Laurel Halo – Embassy
13 DJ Sprinkles – House Music Is A Controllable Desire You Can Own
14 Melody Echo Chamber – Endless Shore
15 Grouper – Invisible
16 Cocteau Twins – Cherry Coloured Funk
17 Slowdive – Shine
18 Olivia Newton John – Love Song
19 Nils Frahm – After
20 Benedict Cumberbatch – Flat Of Angles (part 1)

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