Harrys Gym are the best band you haven't heard yet. But don't worry too much about it, because by this time next year, I am almost certain you'll be hearing a lot about them.

I had the opportunity to listen to their new album quite a few times before the show, and it provided an interesting point of comparison. To me, the best thing I could ever say about a band is that no record can every capture their live show (especially in this digital age, where flaws are touched up until the sound barely resembles human musicians). Well guess what? No album can touch Harrys Gym's live sound. And given that What Was Ours Can't be Yours is already a terrific record, I was very pleased to discover how exciting the band were live.

The record makes you think of Bat for Lashes on some tunes, and oddly enough, a more melancholy Sunny Day Real Estate on others. But even on the album, there's a rock edge just dying to break out, and it certainly comes out in the live show. The guitars are much more prominent and the electronic beats are front and center, turning Harry Gym into a darker Metric, verging on classic Cranberries.

There were a few sound issues at The Social though (though not nearly as awful as with the opening band, where the sound engineer managed to distort and feedback the strums of an acoustic guitar). It was a real shame, because lead vocalist Anne Lise Frøkedal's vocals were a bit muddy until the last third of the show. And what a voice she has, rich, powerful and expressive. She has the control of Natasha Khan and the unpredictability of Bjork.

Do yourself a favour and check them out next time they're in London.