Electro-pop acts like Chvrches and the XX make it look easy, but the dozens of copycats to follow in their stylistic wake have proven it's not. New Zealand brother-sister duo Broods splits the difference between those two groups, with a sound that's not as spare as the XX and not as anthemic as Chvrches - think Phantogram, but with less interesting backing tracks. Still, the siblings' buzzy new single "Heartlines" was co-written with Lorde, and other songs from new album Conscious hit harder than Broods' 2014 debut. (Think twice)

Electro-pop acts like Chvrches and the XX make it look easy, but the dozens of copycats to follow in their stylistic wake have proven it's not. New Zealand brother-sister duo Broods splits the difference between those two groups, with a sound that's not as spare as the XX and not as anthemic as Chvrches - think Phantogram, but with less interesting backing tracks. Still, the siblings' buzzy new single "Heartlines" was co-written with Lorde, and other songs from new album Conscious hit harder than Broods' 2014 debut. (Think twice)