As far as we are concerned Troup is the next big thing! Formed by Wales-born songwriter Alex Troup, his L.A.-bred quintet Troup, is a mix of classic rock and indie pop. Troup moved to L.A. in 2006, eventually meeting producer/keyboardist Evan Beigel while browsing the vinyl bins at Amoeba. Now, with guitarist Claudio Tristano, bassist Darren Thomas McGuire and drummer Graham Roby, Troup has arrived at a still-radio-friendly sound that reflects his new American roots. The group’s debut album, “Last Chance for Romance,” is already getting spins on KCRW, KCSN, Moheak Radio, BBC Radio, among others.