time to wake up to this funky brit pop.

by liza darwin

When one of our favorite bands tells us about a new artist they personally can't get enough of, we take note. So when Ritzy from The Joy Formidable and Ellie Goulding both insisted we check out fellow U.K. group Everything Everything, how could we not listen?

And we're glad we did. This Brit foursome is funky, fun, and just a little bit offbeat. Their happy-go-lucky sound reminds of us other dancey bands like the Arctic Monkeys with an added dose of randomness thrown in (just check out any of their quirky videos for proof). They've already made a splash across the pond, making the shortlist of 15 acts for last year's BBC Sound of 2010, and we think it's about time their ridiculously catchy tracks earn a spot on your iPod playlist.

With frenetic, high-energy singles like "Photoshop Handsome" and "Suffragette Suffragette," Everything Everything is like Red Bull for your ears- and on this Monday morning, that's just what we need to get us out of bed.

Listen to Everything Everything here!