Goldfrapp– the British duo Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory – release their new album ‘‘Head First’’ to worldwide critical acclaim with The Times of London saying ‘Head First’ is “Fantastic and fantastical electro pop”and People Magazine calling it “a heady delight.” The album, which debuted at #6 on the UK pop chart debuted in the U.S.at #2 on the Top Alternative Albums Chart, and #4 on the Top Selling Album Chart at iTunes. At Amazon ‘Head First’ debuted at #1 on the Electronica Albums Chart, #9 on the Rock Albums Chart and #16 on the Pop Albums Chart.
The album’s debut single ‘‘Rocket’’ is also making waves. The single comes complete with new mixes by Richard X, Penguin Prison and Grum, and Tiësto, and is accompanied by a fabulous video directed by Kim Gehrig (Calvin Harris, Primal Scream, Santogold). ‘‘Rocket’’ shot up to #1 on the Billboard Top Dance Tracks chart, #3 on the Billboard Maxi Single chart, and #4 on the Billboard Top Singles chart.
Goldfrapp will take ‘Head First’ to select US cities this summer – following the massive acclaim for both the ‘Supernature’ and ‘Seventh Tree’ tours and festival appearances around the world, Goldfrapp have underlined their reputation as one of the most transcendent and inventive live bands around.
‘Head First’ is Goldfrapp’s most powerful trip to date, a speedy rush of synth optimism, euphoria, fantasy and romance. With life affirming lyrics and stellar production it lifts off at full tilt and takes us on a journey to the heart of 2010.
The diversity, ambition and direction of the new album continues to highlight Goldfrapp as true agenda-setters and modern British musical icons. ‘‘Head First’’ follows the critically acclaimed ‘Seventh Tree’, and is the latest in a brilliantly consistent body of work – from the captivating electronic balladry of Mercury nominated debut ‘Felt Mountain’ and its distorted-dancefloor follow-up, ‘Black Cherry’ to the glitterball glamour of ‘Supernature’ which came out in summer 2005 and went on to sell over a million copies worldwide.