If you’re looking for ways to celebrate Bastille Day, then how about some funky French electronica, courtesy of Justice?
The Parisian duo of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay are back with a new track called ‘Safe and Sound’ – their first new material since 2011’s Audio, Video, Disco album.
[OK, we wanted them to make a comeback in 2015, but we can let them off the hook now.]
The new cut sounds more classically disco than the metallic blast of their previous work, but it still bears the bombastic production style that made Justice the best bets to follow Daft Punk‘s neon-lit path to stardom.
‘Safe and Sound’ debuted on Annie Mac’s Radio One show last night, after having previously been sneaked into a DJ set by Ed Banger Records boss Busy P last week.
The track is available as a free download here.
So far there’s no confirmation of an album release or tour dates, but talking to Annie Mac about the prospect of a third LP, Augé, confirmed the duo are “putting the last touches on it.”
The fact that Justice signed a deal with Because Music back in April backs this up.
— Because Music (@becausemusic) April 12, 2016
With Daft Punk still on hiatus since the unprecedented success of Random Access Memories, the return of Justice to fulfil our Gallic electro needs is very welcome indeed.