Strange Names - Fletcher Aleckson, Francis Ximenez and Liam Benzvi - met in Minneapolis, before deciding to head to New York.
Settling in Brooklyn, the trio began to take their music seriously. Huge, uplifting choruses and dramatic, sweeping verses coalesced, with those initial recording attracting vital imprint Frenchkiss.
A series of tracks have emerged online, which - coupled with their crisp, contagious live show - have set tongues wagging.
Debut album 'Use Your Time Wisely' will be released on May 19th, but ahead of this Clash is able to debut something special.
'Ricochet' is irresistible, matching stomping electronics to some soaring songwriting.
Making a splash, the track has now received some gorgeous visuals displaying Strange Names' rather more stylish side.
Check it out now.
'Use Your Time Wisely' will be released on May 19th.