The best of British music happens when you combine irreverence and talent. This is self-evident as soon as we lay eyes on Declan McKenna, one of the most interesting acts to come out of the UK in recent years. The Hertfordshire-born teenager began uploading his first songs to Bandcamp and soon enough he’d caught the attention of thousands of music-lovers with his single “Brazil”. A politically charged song, it reveals both talent and content in a dialogue that stems from British protest music. Today, “Brazil” has amassed more than 10 million views on YouTube. McKenna’s work is not, however, limited to political issues. Obsessed by Bowie and displaying an attitude reminiscent of The Libertines or Jamie T., he offers a brand of bright indie-pop with lo-fi textures, captivating music lovers around the world; he has been called the voice of a generation by some. The young musician released the single “Paracetamol” in November 2015 and the EP Stains and Liar in 2016. His debut album, What Do You Think About the Car? saw the light in 2017 and didn’t disappoint. Three years later, in 2020, Zeros, his second album would arrive. Described by McKenna himself as a step forward in relation to his previous work, he mentioned influences from the inescapable Bowie to Crosby, Still, Nash & Young. His political side continues to be present in songs about climate change or critical with the capitalist system. "Beautiful Faces", "The Key to Life on Earth", "Daniel, You’re Still a Child" or "Be an Astronaut" will feature on the EDP stage on 16th July.