Is it just us or are all the good guitar bands coming from across the Atlantic this year?
OK, there are plenty of good UK bands but the ones who are getting us really excited in the Gigwise office are hailing from America.
From the jangly and dream like DIIV to the rip-roaring heart of The Men right through to the likes of Alabama Shakes and Haim who look set to dominate the charts for years to come, the US are rooling the roost right now.
Take a look through the pictures below to see just who our favourite Yanks with six strings and a big chorus are right now.
R&B star seen in big hair and tight jeans in NYC
No Kim, no Skrillez, lots of Daft Punk and more
US rapper brings his tour to South London