Despite only forming in 2013, New City Kings have already built up one hell of a buzz.
There was a sold-out show at London's Borderline late last year, promoting their excellent debut single Swords & Cannonballs, which was picked for a national online video campaign by the mighty Vevo.
Prior to that, Bestival curators Josie & Rob DaBank chose the band for their Replay Stage (alongside Nina Nesbitt, Sam Smith, The 1975 and London Grammar, no less). Pete Mitchell at Absolute Radio is just one of a number of early supporters of the lads.
Promoters of Ontario's Indie Week Festival spotted them performing in Dublin and immediately booked them to play in Canada, leading to other shows at SXSW and Brownstock too.
There's also the small matter of a gig at London's mighty Koko tomorrow (7 March), supporting Room 94.
Change, the title track to their first-ever EP is cool and confident with an instant hook, like Foo Fighters at the top of their game.
Says lead-singer Mark Konstantinovic:
"Change is a track about people trying to get on with their lives and build things, only to be compromised and forced into living lives that don't bring them satisfaction. About how everyone finds it difficult to make positive changes."
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.