Elle s'appelle is a Liverpool pop trio that I'm enraptured by right now. They've been accurately described as sounding sort of like Mates of State but with more gusto and energy. They're less Southern schlock (I'm not a fan, obviously) and more smart Brit-pop.
There's some late-80s/early-90s sound of Seattle in there too ... a twist of C-86 lo-fi pop and bedroom rock a la the Vaselines. Very cool stuff. Hopefully they'll officially release something soon, but until then, here're two demos for you all!
Elle s'appelle - Little Flame
Elle s'appelle - Monkeyshine