2004 has certainly been a vintage year for up and coming bands. Franz Ferdinand, Keane, The Killers and a newly invigorated Snow Patrol have been making huge waves, both commercially and critically, but arguably the finest new act to appear on to the scene are The Stills, who hail from Montreal via New York City.
A couple of years ago, the idea of a Canadian act crafting moody Interpol/Joy Division-esque pop songs would have been laughable, with the likes of Avril Lavigne and Sum 41 solely upholding the maple leaf. However, the Stills' debut LP, Logic Will Break Your Heart is one of the highlights of the year so far and Still In Love Song is its outstanding piece.
A forlorn tale of lost love translated into a three-minute crescendo of brooding guitars and melodic vocals should catapult one of the year's best kept secrets into the public limelight. About time too.