CALVA LOUISE (GB)

UK

Sophisticated yet energetic enough to whip up a certain generational disorder, this cosmopolitan trio (Venezuelan vocalist, French bassist and Kiwi drummer, all residents in Manchester) made a splash with their resounding debut, Rhinoceros (2019), ten cuts whose irrepressible rage will always seem a step up from that of many of their contemporaries, especially thanks to some very first-rate production and a handful of Brit-pop statements  viral enough to reclaim the legacy of already-classic bands in the line of The Joy Formidable, Metric and Supergrass. #pop