This English electronic duo formed in 1999 consists of singer-songwriter and musician Alison Goldfrapp, and musician/producer Will Gregory. Prior to the band, Alison guested as a vocalist and songwriter with the likes of Tricky, Orbital and Peter Gabriel, among others.
Goldfrapp’s 2000 debut album Felt Mountain featured minimalist electronic compositions that consisted of downtempo structures, classical sounding arrangements of strings and light, airy synths alongside Alison’s sleek, soft vocals. The albums that followed, Black Cherry & Supernature, have seen Goldfrapp embracing elements of glam rock, dance and disco music, taking their sound to a wider audience.
Usually associated with the electroclash movement, Goldfrapp sometimes recalls 1980s new wave.
“Strict Machine” is also the song used by Verizon for its “Chocolate” phone commercials and was used for one “Gameboy Advance” commercial by Nintendo. The song is also featured in many promo spots for the FX television series Nip/Tuck. “Fly Me Away” was featured in various Target department store Christmas commercials in 2006. “Ooh La La” has also been used in T-Mobile adverts in the UK. “Lovely Head” featured regularly in episodes of British satirical animation series Monkey Dust. “Train” was featured in the fourth season of Showtime’s “Queer as Folk”, and was also included in the soundtrack. “Crystalline Green” can be heard in the episode 7 from the second season of House M.D. “Ride a White Horse” is played in the first episode of season six of “The Sopranos”. “Beautiful” was used in TV commercials for the Sex and the City movie.
Goldfrapp is also mentioned in the film Hard Candy and appeared as a musical guest in an episode of the television show The L Word.