It's funny how insular the UK can be.
Take French group Télépopmusik. Almost unknown here, their music - quizzical, cerebral - has sold over half a million records worldwide.
The trio have spent the past 12 months on the road, enjoying the success of much anticipated comeback EP 'Try Me Anyway / Fever'.
Currently plotting more fresh material, the band are focussing on a potential new album - their first since 2005. New single 'Sound' - out now! - matches their clinical yet melodic synth pop to a guest voice.
Ride frontman Mark Gardener virtually defined the shoegaze sound, and his vocals retain that ethereal, soothing quality. A contagious, engrossing return, 'Sound' comes equipped with some striking visuals.
Clash is the first UK site to host the video - check it out now.