The thing about Australian accents is that they're way awesome. They're even better on the phone chatting with Keith Jeffery, who just happens to be the front man for the indie-rock band known as Atlas Genius.
Does that name sound familiar? If it does, you might be onto something, because it's damn near everywhere at the moment. From Atlas' recent stints touring with bands like Silversun Pickups and Imagine Dragons, plus a new album and hit single, "Trojans," that has taken over mainstream airwaves, these guys are seeing the kind of massive success that takes years of groundwork to cultivate.
Atlas didn't quite follow that well-beaten path to fame, though. Besides Keith, the band's only other full-time member is his brother Michael Jeffery on drums. From the moment Atlas uploaded their first song to the Web in 2011, the duo has earned rave reviews across the blogosphere. Their synth-driven sound and breezy yet candid lyrics helped Atlas sell thousands of records before even signing to a label.