Fenech-Soler are an electropop band from Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, England, that formed in 2006 and consisting four members: Ross Duffy, Ben Duffy, Daniel Fenech-Soler and Andrew Lindsay. The name Fenech-Soler is taken from Daniel Soler’s full surname, which is Maltese. The band’s sound has been compared to Friendly Fires and Delphic for their “hybrid of summery indie and big dance-inflected melodies”. Fenech-Soler are signed to Warner Records.
Fenech-Soler’s self-titled debut studio album was released in 2010 and included three singles. The single “Stop and Stare” was named by BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James as ‘Record of the Week’ and ‘Weekend Anthem’. and Dutch public broadcaster NOS used “Demons” as an anthem for their 2010-11 UEFA Champions League broadcasts. Both “Lies” and “Demons” were playlisted by Radio 1. The band recorded a Radio 1 Live Lounge session for Jo Whiley in February 2011.
On 13 March 2011 it was announced that Ben Duffy had been diagnosed with testicular cancer and would have to undergo a course of chemotherapy. This caused the cancellation of the nine-date UK tour. The cancer was diagnosed in its early stages and two months later it was announced that the treatment was ’100% successful’ and Duffy was ‘now in complete remission’. The band returned to a busy summer schedule of 23 festivals including Glastonbury and V Festival. Fenech-Soler donated all proceeds from their 18 April 2011 single “Stop and Stare” to the Teenage Cancer Trust.