I have been hearing rumbles around in the music world from friends who either love South London band Art Brut or hate them. I finally broke down and purchased a few of their songs off eMusic (cos I've got this 50 free downloads deal that I've got to use up in the next like 4 days - free music! I recommend it). I couldn't handle them in large doses, or forever, but for now it sounds like a cross between The Streets and Blur. A little bit of simplistic, self-effacing, punk-influenced fun.
"Emily Kane" - Art Brut
"Bang Bang Rock and Roll" - Art Brut