Avec Sans are Alice and Jack, and they're one of our favourite newish bands. We first got into them last year and like a lot of the best pop things ever they make smart, straightforward electronic pop with proper choruses, good lyrics and a lady (that's Alice) doing the singing. They're a bit like a two-person version of CHVRCHES with better songs.
'The Sans' have just premiered their new video, for a tune called 'Hold On', over on Notion and now here it is on Popjustice.
"‘Hold On”s weightless synth-pop is clear-cut in its intentions: to captivate and intrigue with equal measure," say Notion. "What’s more, it succeeds stunningly." Very true, and very useful too because it means we don't have to faff around figuring out how to discuss the song and can, instead, spend the time embedding other examples of Avec Sans' amazingness.
LIKE THIS ONE. (Which is called 'The Answer'.)
AND THIS ONE. (Which is called 'Heartbreak Hi', quite a good name for a pop song when you think about it.) (By which we mean it's a play on rubbish 90s TV series Heartbreak High but also works in the context of the song's "hello heartbreak, hi" lyrics.)
AND THIS ONE. (Which is a cover of a Bon Iver song but let's just gloss over that for the time being.)
So to sum up, what you have just head are four very good songs from a very promising new act. Would you like to hear some more? They have a SoundCloud where you can download some stuff. And a Facebook where you can also download some stuff. And a Twitter where they mainly just plug stuff they're doing but not to worry.