Starting life as just songwriter Michael Angelakos, Boston band Passion Pit pretty quickly expanded to a ten legged electro-pop beast and have been winning the hearts, minds and feets of clued-up audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Their key track ‘Sleepyhead’ mixes Jack Kerouak samples, high-pitched squeals, yearning falsetto choruses and dreamy synths and is indicative of their electronic appropriation of multiple sounds to brilliant effect.

This song is pure upbeat happy bouncy joy. It makes you want to SKIP and JUMP until you’re sick from a mixture of excitement and cheap vodka. Try not to…

If The Strokes made the rock’n’roll ideal real again, and The Rapture reinvented dancing as an alt-imperative, it was the holy triptych of chart-botherers Klaxons, MGMT and Passion Pit who…

When Passion Pit’s ‘Take A Walk’ landed a couple of months ago, its recession-based lyrics and familiar-sounding synths weren’t the explosive comeback we’d been expecting from the band’s first track…

Candid Portraits of Passion Pit in NYC on October 24, 2008 during CMJ Music Festival NY, New York credit: Jen Maler/Retna **HIGHER RATES APPLY**

Striving to straddle the peak of the electro-pop mountain now that La Roux is lost down some rocky crevice, the Pit return with a bright synth blast heralding their “expansive”…

The return of Passion Pit, three years after 2009’s ‘Manners’, finds them in a weird position. Their melding of twee indie sentiments with playful electronics been co-opted by every band…

Taking the stage in Germany during the final show of their European tour and the dying days of 2009, Passion Pit’s synths still sound fresh. In a year blighted by…