"What brought us to this / what brought us to life / what brought us to the here and now / this troubling time" is the mantra-like chorus in Client's third single from their eponymous debut album. What follows is an almost perfectly formed electro-pop song about a failing relationship, but with far more character (and better lyrics) than most.
We know they're women, they sound as if they're from Yorkshire, but otherwise this new duo has decided to maintain mysterious anonymity. The sound speaks for itself though - assured, even refined, but with a definite edge.
The first signing on Mute's new offshoot Toast Hawaii (run by Andy Fletcher of Depeche Mode), Client record at home and share costs and profit with the label. On this showing they could be on to a very good thing.