When critics say that "this is the band that will be on everyone's lips," this really means that you have a short amount of time before this band are everywhere and unavoidable. Zambri are that band with their dark-yet-cheery debut album, House Of Baasa.

Notable Irish music blogger, Nialler9, pointed out that their song, 'Hundred Hearts', sounds like Berlin's 'Take My Breath Away' and I'm relieved that I wasn't the only one reminded of the glorious power ballads of the 80s. Traces of Roxette, Kate Bush, Tears For Fears and Simple Minds trickle throughout this album. Like the effect of those great bands, you will often catch yourself singing along with as much gusto as sisters Cristi Jo and Jessica Zambri (yet to be confirmed if that is their real surname). Be warned, if you listen to this before you leave the house - you will be late. It's an album that deserves a listen from start to finish.

With dramatic choruses and soaring verses, House Of Baasa haunts in the same way that M83's Hurry Up, We're Dreaming and Austra's self-titled album do. The New York sibling duo use their voices as an emotional tool. It's almost too easy to imagine any of their songs on a John Hughes soundtrack as Molly Ringwald pouts and broods as an equally misunderstood teenage boy in a trench coat pines for her from the shadows.

Zambri, like Molly Ringwald, manage to over-emphasise the sweet and sorrowful of love and life, seen perfectly in 'Places' and 'My Heart Could Have True'. As was the rigue du jour with many 80s teen films, it is the angst and sadness that are celebrated and Zambri do this effortlessly.

Overall, the album is very good and Zambri are a band that I look forward to seeing on the live circuit. However, the stand-out track is a Hooray For Earth remix of their song, 'Carry'. It stands out because the rest of the album falls into a predictable routine. I'm all for the sadism of pop music but this remix, the final track on the album, is energetic and, to put it bluntly, there's a certain kind of funk to it that you just can't fight. That being said, it is a great introduction to the syn-clinations (Synth inclinations? No?) of Hooray For Earth, a experimental rock/pop group led by Noel Heroux.

House Of Baasa will engulf you but if you don't have the time to sit back and induce all eleven tracks in one go, make sure you give 'ICBYS', 'Hundred Hearts', 'From The Starts' and 'Carry (Hooray For Earth remix)' your full attention.