“That sounds very English, doesn’t it?” says Zulu Winter frontman Will Daunt of his refusal to get carried away by the fact his band has spent the start of 2012 as many critic’s tip for the top. “I don’t want to sound like a miserable git, but we really haven’t done much yet.”

Five school friends from London (“There is no room for ego, if one of us was like, ‘Let’s f-cking have it, let’s snort coke off her stomach,’ then the others would say, ‘What are you doing?’ “), Zulu Winter only came to people’s attentions in September of last year but their brand of “melancholic-but-danceable pop” has created a stir: after just two singles of Foals-meets-Wild Beasts splendor, Zulu Winter are winning acclaim for putting intelligence back on the dancefloor.

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