Having been deep in the studio working on his new album, electronic producer, DJ and songwriter, Attaque, kick started the new year with a brand new electronic pop ballad, ‘Kids’, featuring the vocals of childhood friend, Matt Cardle, and followed by a carefully tweaked collection of remixes. We spoke with the artist to find out a little more about him via some quick-fire questions.

Attaque is an electronic artist whose exhilarating experiments with genre, rhythm and songwriting have seen him tipped for big things by The Guardian, Q, NME and Radio 1. His dance singles, melding two-step garage, minimal house and techno, have been championed by Tiga and Erol Alkan, while his first album, 2014’s On Ly Ou came decorated in beguiling details, twinkling bells and vocals, hinting at influences from Burial to Pantha Du Prince and Mogwai.

His new single, ‘Kids’, featuring Matt Cardle, follows on from the artist’s acclaimed singles ‘Now I’m Gone’, ‘Don’t Leave Me’ and ‘Over Not Yet’ released over the course of last year.

He says: “When me and Matt Cardle were fifteen, spending time skateboarding together and playing in separate grunge bands I don’t think we could of envisioned a future where I’d be a former techno dj and he’d be a former X factor winner and that we’d then come together to write an emotional electronic track reflecting on the past called ‘Kids’… but we did.”

We caught up with Attaque to find out a little more about him via some quick-fire questions.

Three words to describe our/my music
Big man cry

Last photo on your phone…
Some woodlands as the sun rose those morning.

Favourite instagram account…
Rich Roll

The best venue I’ve played…
Social Club, Paris

Earliest song you remember…
The Who – Boris the spider

The worst job I’ve ever had…
Musician

Favourite food on tour…
What ever the local cuisine is

My Favourite word…
Eloquent

Things that cheer me up…
Running, camping, learning and good company.

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
Sub club, Glasgow

I think you should listen to…
Cid Rim – Control

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
Jeff Buckley (if he was alive)

‘Kids’ and ‘Kids (Remixes)’ are out now.