The band quickly built on the buzz with a top 20 placing in the album chart and a gruelling schedule of anthemic live shows which spread their joyous tunes across the UK and beyond.
Together, brothers Harry (vocals, guitar) and Sam Koisser (bass), Doug Castle (guitar) and Dom Boyce (drums) hit on a tight, exhilarating indie-pop template that has caught the zeitgeist and kept up the momentum long after the initial buzz.
Over the years their sound, which begins life as songwriting sketches that Harry brings to the group, has evolved to take in a wide range of influences, from Arctic Monkeys and The Libertines to T Rex.
Now back with sophomore album Happy People, the quartet have returned to form and are on the road with upcoming dates at key festivals this summer.
They’ve also lent their iconic song World Pleasure to a new cinema advertising campaign raising awareness of PRS for Music’s work among businesses that use music. Learn more about the initiative at www.prsformusic.com/licensing.
We caught up with them at the filming of the advert to chat about the new album and their music-making process…