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Last year’s Be­cause of the Times album took the sons of a trav­el­ling preacher­man and their cousin to the top of the tree here and else­where. Any­one who headed to last win­ter’s shows in Dublin’s RDS can tes­tify to the broad ap­peal of their south­ern rock. www.king­


It’s 10 years since In­ter­pol started strut­ting around New York clubs, but it’s only in re­cent times that they’ve added some mu­si­cal heft to their gal­lop. Cur­rent album Our Love To Ad­mire fea­tures a pow­er­house set of songs with both post-punk spirit and new-world indie ap­peal. www.mys­­ter­pol


While their sonic fam­ily tree would have you join­ing the dots to early Ra­dio­head and Coldplay, Edi­tors would prob­a­bly de­mand a re­draft based on re­cent events. Since the re­lease of the An End Has a Start album last year, Edi­tors have grown into real sta­dium-fill­ing con­tenders. www.ed­i­tor­sof­fi­


The Dublin singer-song­writer’s cur­rent album, Ad­dicted To Com­pany, has not en­joyed the same run­away do­mes­tic com­mer­cial suc­cess as its pre­de­ces­sors. He is, how­ever, fi­nally get­ting over­seas love, with MTV re­cently se­lect­ing him for some high-profile pro­mo­tion in the United States. www.mys­­dy­casey


The Coronas have en­joyed do­mes­tic suc­cess in the past 18 months with a bevy of top-30 tunes . Add in an album ( He­roes and Ghosts) and a grow­ing live profile and you can see why they’re on the Ox­e­gen bill. www.theco­ro­


The shy Scot­tish folk-pop singer (be­low) with the bloom­ing big voice, Amy Macdon­ald’s star has been on the rise thanks to her This is the Life de­but album. That re­lease knocked Ra­dio­head In Rain­bows off the num­ber-one slot and she has taken to the fes­ti­val cir­cuit with con­fi­dence. www.mys­pace. com/ amym­c­don­ald

Kings of Leon: south­ern rock

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