The Griswolds are the latest export from Australia about to make waves on international shores. Their euphoric slice of indie pop brings to mind the youthful exuberance of Vampire Weekend with the nonchalant cool of The Strokes and percussive intensity of Friendly Fires, and while they're not doing anything earth-shatteringly original, the total package is just undeniable. Their latest single "Heart Of A Lion" tastes like candy-striped Ozzie courage and has all the makings of a houseparty summer anthem. From the irresistibly hooky verse to the endlessly ebullient chorus, it swells with pride, while "Mississippi" bursts at the seams with heartfelt sing-a-long grandeur. The Griswolds' debut EP is out next week and it's a corker from start to finish -- this won't be the last you hear of this lot.
MP3: "Heart Of A Lion" - The Griswolds
MP3: "Mississippi" - The Griswolds