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Number release ‘Face Down in Ecstasy’ via Sunday Best


New music from Ali Friend and Rich Thair the co-founders and rhythm section of electronic music pioneers and musical renegades, Red Snapper.

Inspired by a love of A Certain Ratio, Talking Heads, P funk and scratchy dub, NUMBER is a new forward-thinking sound machine fronted by Ali Friend and Rich Thair.

The duo’s debut single, which we premiere today, ‘Face Down in Ecstasy’, released 19th April via Sunday Best Recordings, is primed with dirty-disco bass, slicing live drums, jagged guitar melodies and Ali’s urgent, catchy vocals.

They say “Face Down was inspired by our love of the late ’70s and early 80’s dirty disco and funk, combined with the do-it-yourself art school approach of some new wave bands like A Certain Ratio, Magazine etc,” says Ali. “For us, it was a fresh look at those times, but very much re-appraised through a pair of 2019 varifocals. We enjoy the clash of old ideas with new ones; old sounds with new ones.; acoustic with electronic.”