One takes a drummer, a keyboardist and a bassist with a McCartney-esque feeling for choruses and lets them play punky rock songs. The result: My Girlfriend. The threesome around mastermind Gijs Schouten rules the no man’s land between The Wombats and Blood Red Shoes with energetic songs and rock-solid hooks. No long intros, no weird song structures, just a straightforward attitude and energy. These guys don’t even need a guitarist to take the room by storm.