I discovered them a couple of weeks ago at a festival, more or less by mistake: the sound of Anna Calvi was so ugly and abrasive at the beginning of her gig, we wandered off to another, smaller location nearby. Earlier I had dismissed a video by the band as "whiny shite, to be avoided". But I was riveted from the first note by the band's humour, fun and instrumental ease, and by the songwriting skills of Dave Tattersall.
This Guardian quote from their Wikipedia entry is spot on:
"charming, witty pop songs shot through with Jonathan Richman's gawky glee and Suede's doomed provincial romanticism... They owe a certain debt to The Smiths, and Tattersall has Morrissey's knack of marrying the ridiculous and the sublime"
I don't like The Smiths, but these guys are my musical love affair of the year. Any takers?