They’re the band that took pop to cutely adorable levels, all the while twinning it with a chic aesthetic that saw them supporting Lady Gaga and landing TV performance slots all over the shop. Alphabeat are back, and as this rather wonderful X Factor style ‘greatest bits’ video montage shows, they’ve got a fair bit of heft to back them up. What’s more, new single Vacation sounds like – if this is actually possible – their most poppy to date. It’s like poppy-pop, multiplied by a further factor of pop. In its up-beat sun-kissed 80s vibes, Vacation neatly recalls the likes of Madonna’s Holiday, and we expect – when the full version is unveiled soon – it’ll boast a chorus to match.