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The fact that the London four-piece have a sound that flits from 1990s-sounding indie to synth-wave to grungey rock works because they have a grounding in pop first and foremost. And there's a lot of industry interest in this band right now as a result.
A side-project of Vancouver's Black Mountain, Lightning Dust favours 1980s synth dramatics over the former's hard rock style. The lead single from their third album Fantasy, Diamond could slot right into a playlist of songs from the Drive soundtrack.
This Limerick band only have two songs under their belt but it's quality not quantity, folks. Their baritone vocal-lead rock songs and should find favour with a nation already obsessed with The National.
Cape Town musician Yannick Ilunga is supporting Solange in New York next month and it's easy to hear how his tropical pop music is a good foil for the Knowles sister on his newest track Noirse.