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Yes, they're named after the Suede song which, terrifyingly, was two decades old as of last year. True to their handle, the quartet deal in louche guitar pop, though, unlike vintage Brett and co, you won't find them slinking vampirically around Old London Towne. Based in New York, the band was put together by Matt Hitt, a Welshman who went to America to teach guitar, was spotted by a fashion scout as he loitered outside Times Square Virgin Megastore and has spent the past four years on an unlikely trajectory as male model. Growing fed up with flouncing up and down catwalks in 2012, he started Drowners with guitarist Jack Ridley, bassist Erik Snyder and drummer David Rubin. "“I went home to my parents’ house in Wales for two months to renew my visa,” Hitt explained recently. “That’s when I wrote a bunch of songs. My favorite band ever are The Smiths and the main thing I wanted to do was Johnny Marr–esque guitar lines and post-punk drums.”

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