2009 has been billed by those in the know as the year of the female synth-pop explosion. (That's a pretty good name for a band right there; "Ladies and gentleman, let me welcome to the stage...Female Synth-pop Explosion!"). What with La Roux, Little Boots, thecocknbullkid and VV Brown all appearing in lists and broadsheet features proclaiming them to be the future of pop music, it would be easy to dismiss the fellas.

Well, here at Musick we like to be gender neutral at all times. You could say we're asexual, musically speaking. We've featured the brilliant Dan Black a few times and we've now heard enough from FrankMusik to believe he too may be 'very talented indeed'. This is his new single, 'Better Off As Two':

Nice. Check this video too for more hi-nrg pop perfection.

Another person with a willy goes by the name of Esser. Like FrankMusik he sports an interesting hair style and a penchant for electronic squiggles and belches (official terms).

Here's 'Work It Out':

Maybe, just maybe, we can start appreciating music without gender barriers. Fingers crossed dear reader, fingers crossed.