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Here's a heart-warming tale for Christmas: A few years ago a band called Under The Influence of Giants made a brilliant album, which no-one really noticed. Luckily, talent usually finds a way to the top eventually, and UTIOG lead singer Aaron Bruno is now enjoying a hit with his new electro-rock band, Awolnation (ironically his first band without a major label deal). Sail has been around for two years, and had a resurgence in the US recently due to TV exposure. It's now rising fast up the UK chart and I even saw a poster for it on the tube this weekend! I'm pleased for their success, but really hope they release something catchier like Kill Your Heroes next.