With a climbing spot on Hype Machine's list of most-blogged and some props from Zane Lowe's BBC broadcast, London-based quartet Osca are finally making a little noise with their accessible take on alt-pop. Their mixture of powerful piano and incredibly capable vocals evoke strong (and fond) memories of early Coldplay, Keane, Stereophonics or The Fray's popular balladry - which, honestly, is completely fine by me. It's not hard to miss that straightforward, feel-good, romantic rock songwriting that seems to have dwindled with this experimental era in music.
Have a listen to "Illume" below - it's unequivocally pretty. That voice!