I Am A Camera released just one single in 2012, “Factory Boys,” but the UK duo manufactured a spectacularly good one. Inspired by twins Robert and Richard Dupont who were part of Andy Warhol’s circle and the Studio 54 scene, “Factory Boys” secured a spot on Popservations’ Top 100 Tracks of 2012. This year, Francesca Ross and Ian Watt also remixed Lana Del Rey’s “Born To Die” to fantastic effect and in September, I Am A Camera were signed to Capitol Records’ storied roster.
Continuing Popservations’ year-end artist series, both Francesca and Ian have respectively contributed their five favorite tracks of 2012, memorable moments of the year, and what I Am A Camera has coming in 2013.
I Am A Camera’s 5 Favorite Tracks of 2012
Memorable moment from 2012:
Francesca: “My most memorable moment of 2012 was signing our record deal with Capitol Records!”
Ian: “Playing a huge stage at LOVEBOX was pretty incredible. I think this year’s high point for me is having the space to grow musically… really figuring out where the album is going and being able to work with some fantastic people that really get what we’re doing and can add something to the mix. Visually, I’ve become obsessed with the movie, The Beyond The Black Rainbow. It’s very modern but it is steeped in ’70s electronic music and sci-fi visuals. It’s how I see the band.”
Coming in 2013:
Francesca: “You can expect a finished album and lots of gigs from I Am A Camera in 2013! That’s what we’ll be concentrating on and we can’t wait.”
Ian: “Finishing and getting the album out. ‘Factory Boys’ came out in June so we’ve had time to really push our songwriting and open up the sound and experiment.”
Check out additional entries from Popservations’ year-end artist series, featuring 2012 favorites as picked by Bright Light Bright Light, Queen of Hearts, Alphabeat, and others here.