Hometown: New York City.
The line-up: Patrick Cleandenim is aided and abetted by several eccentrically monikered musicians including Oto Gillen and Nathan Whipple, which might be East Village rhyming slang. Or not.
The background: If you like orchestral pop - which you should, because it is without doubt one of the great contemporary music genres along with Lovers Rock, postpunk funk, avant-disco and symphonic soul - you should at least investigate the impossibly named Patrick Cleandenim, a 22-year-old New Yorker who grew up in Lawrence, Kansas with Bobby Darrin/Dion DiMucci-style doo-wop and rock'n'roll coursing through his veins, as well as an innate desire to encourage listeners to do jazz hands.
The buzz: "Like debuts by the Strokes, Oasis and even the Beatles, Baby Comes Home is a wall-to-wall clinic in songwriting."
The truth: Forgive the pedantry, but the Beatles' debut wasn't actually much cop, but point taken.
Most likely to: Scare the baggy-suit pants off Rufus Wainwright.
Least likely to: Appeal to lovers of death metal or industrial grindcore.
File next to: Runt-era Todd Rundgren, Neil Sedaka, Nilsson, David Vandervelde.
What to buy: Baby Comes Home is now out on Broken Horse.
Tomorrow's new band: I Was A King.