Little Green Cars - Absolute Zero

The five 20-year-old Dubliners who drive Little Green Cars have already been plying their trade and playing together for five years now, giving their anthemic Irish folk/rock a remarkably seasoned edge for a band who all happen to be just out of their teens. The huge buzz both in the U.K. and the States is rising to a steady roar for their highly anticipated ebutAbsolute Zero (March 26, Glassnote) given the band's adoring critical base and production from renowned studio maven Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire). Dual vocalists Steve Appleby and Faye O'Rourke lead the sonic charge through tracks like lead single The John Wayne (listen after the jump), a rousing, pub-rocking stomper that manages a touch of powerful arena-sized jolt while keeping the feel nimble and surprisingly harmonious. The brash and brisk "Harper Lee", again brimming with layered vocals, lands somewhere between The Mumfords and The Lumineers while O'Rourke grabs hold of "River Song"'s melody and simply runs with it, putting an indelible personal stamp on the song with some effortless roof-raising vocal firepower.

Little Green Cars - 'Harper Lee' (from Absolute Zero)
Little Green Cars - 'The John Wayne' (from Absolute Zero)