Experimental electro that comes closer to 'Pet Sounds'' majesty than the countless indie bands currently claiming a Beach Boys influence.
Never Fade Away
Sophisticated Pulp-esque pop. The half-crooned vocals and a deliberately OTT production turn this into an incredibly exciting debut single.
Death Cab for Cutie
You Are a Tourist
The first single from the band's eighth album is a fine slice of contemporary pop. Its bright synths are nothing if not arena friendly.
It Breaks My Heart
Ronettes-referencing rock'n'roll from one of our favourite unsigned acts. Intense verses give way to a cool and catchy chorus.
A vocal-led record that manages to skip through several genres – folk, dubstep, beatboxing – while never losing its minimalist feel.
Swaggering indie rock'n'roll clocking in at just two minutes. Cool and unpretentious.
Sun of a Gun
Artful post-pop mixing the best bits of Kylie and Katy Perry with an electro edge. Watch your back Jessie J.
Sissy and the Blisters
Let Her Go Now (Live)
Steve Lamacq-endorsed post punk. The Vaccines, The Strokes and Interpol are contemporary references, but the roots of Sissy and the Blisters feel a lot deeper – taking in everything from Thee Headcoatees to The Standells. Fans of garage rock take note.Reuse content