IF the Midlands produces just one hit band in 2011 many pundits believe it could be The Musgraves.

The four-piece called at Base Studios in Stourbridge for a Base Sessions chat ahead of their gig in Birmingham supporting Toploader.

The next 12 months look set to be big for the band who play roots-infused pop and recently signed to Imagem Music, the world’s largest independent music publisher.

Their debut album, called You That Way I This Way, is set for release later this year and The Musgraves say, after some time off they are back with a new energy.

Their sound has taken a 50s and 60s twist with a nod to The Ronettes, The Crystals and The Chiffons and the result, according to the band, is a more complete and accomplished mix.

The quartet is already attracting some influential fans; Tom Robinson has championed their cause on BBC 6 Music while BBC WM said The Musgraves write “beautifully crafted pop-folk songs that capture a tremendous sense of effortless energy.”