Competition: win limited edition Deafkid vinyl

We’ve got together with our friends at Tape Club Records to offer two lucky readers a copy of electro-pop duo Deafkid’s limited edition double A-side single Vigilante/Horns - COMPETITION NOW CLOSED


Deafkid have a sound that reaches into every corner of alt-pop, from indie to electronica, evoking comparisons to alt-J and Django Django. The duo, one Englishman and one Frenchman, are seasoned professional musicians, having worked on Ghostpoet's debut album Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam . Here, they show off their skills at a live session exclusively for M at Tileyard Studios.

In session: Deafkid Part 1

Anglo-French pair Deafkid sound like they have studied the off-kilter pop music of their native lands to develop a strain of electro-pop that is fresh, exciting and more than a bit odd. The quirky genetics of their songs carry elements of alt-J, Django Django, Panda Bear and El Guincho, although Christopher Lockington and Florian Sauvaire cite their main influences as Three Trapped Tigers, Mew, Cant and Eskmo. Watch them perform new single Vigilante here.

30 Seconds interview: Deafkid

Deafkid are a London two-piece that deliver a perfect blend of intriguing electronica and indie-pop, drawing on a range of disciplines and genres to produce a fresh new sound. They started out working with hip-hop artist Ghostpoet, providing some production on his Mercury Music Prize nominated album Peanut Butter Blues And Melancholy Jam. We spent 30 seconds with them to find out more.