Since then, this Vancouver-hailing duo, who’ve shunned adding numbers to their ranks, have split up, avoided death (guitarist Bring King suffered a perforated ulcer) and then celebrated shoving two fingers up at the Grim Reaper by reuniting. Their follow-up LP, Celebration Rock is out June 4, and they’re touring in support.

The Critics say “The best band on this planet right now.”

The plug
The Camp Basement, May 22  EC1Y 2BJ | £9.50 
Tube | Old Street
Upstairs at the Garage, May 29
N5 1RD | £8 
Tube | Highbury & Islington