With portents of doom being broadcast from every quarter, it was refreshing (if a little leveling) to see a 19-year-old boy, his schoolgirl girlfriend and their mates headlining the Park Stage at Glastonbury last month.
It was only 6 months or so ago that Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg's musical ambitions extended little beyond giving away his tracks for free on Myspace. These days Avi Buffalo - as Isenberg's uber-talented four piece is known -have a record deal with Californian label Sub Pop and the buzz has gone global.
Tracks such as (the dubiously titled) "Summer Cum" and "What's in it For" are accomplished, though delicate melodic flights of fancy, afforded a sense of gravity by Avi Zahner-Isenberg's staggeringly mature vocals and equally impressive guitar playing.
Another irritatingly youthful (yet no less talented) outfit whose trail we've been on for a while now is that of Puro Instinct.
Consisting of Piper and Sky, a pair of 22 and 15-year-old sisters - and Cody, who’s not - Puro instinct (formerly known as Pearl Harbor) produce a kind of sedated, sweet reverb-drenched pop that’s not unlike 90s’ shoegazers Lush. Big echoey electric guitars are plucked like acoustics creating a dreamy, drifty hazy summer Sunday afternoon sound that sounds like it’s beamed in from the edge of sleep.