Like your electro rock to come served with a side order of dark romance? Or packed with an extra helping of swagger?

If so, the London duo of Ten Fé is for you. After releasing single Time and soon after their 50/50 EP, both produced by Luke Smith (Petite Noir, Foals, Depeche Mode) on London label Bad Life (Petite Noir, Attaque, Whitey, D/R/U/G/S, Mai Kino), they dropped their biggest hit of them all in December – the anthemic tune ‘In the Air’.

Now, the duo of Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan return with a new track that packs a brooding yet melodic punch, called ‘Elodie’. The guys describe it as a ‘modern love song’ that shows off a cleaner and leaner song-writing, which recalls a precocious Springsteen lost within a London landscape of icy electronica. It’s even more self-assured than their early singles and is impressively judged and paced.

Written the night before the band left London for Berlin to record their debut album with producer Ewan Pearson (Jagwar Ma, M83, The Rapture), it is the first track to be recorded featuring the complete Ten Fé live line-up – which is rounded out by Rob Shipley on bass and Luca Romano on drums.

And it’s this line-up that will take the stage in Brighton when they play The Great Escape festival from May 19th. But you don’t have to wait that long to catch them in London as they’re booked in at the Pickle Factory on May 5th.

But before the lads get carried off on tour, I had the chance to ask Ben the tough questions and about his dream to play the Great Barfly in the Sky and why he hates birthday parties. Here’s what he had to say:

If I had to describe my music in 3 words, I’d use…
St James’ Shuffle

My favourite film ever is…
Cock Sucker Blues

The most famous person I’ve met is…

Martin Luther King

The song I hate the most is…
Happy Birthday

The worst job I’ve ever had is…
Rock Tutor

If I was in a tribute band it would be…

Fred Zeppelin

My favourite word is…
Horses

If I had a super power I’d want it to be…
Light

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
The great Barfly in the Sky

I think you should listen to…
What I’m saying!!

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
Live Aid

Ten Fé play The Pickle Factory on May 5th and The Great Escape 19th – 21st May