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Relics are the latest boyband-with-instruments from Prestige, the management company behind Busted and McFly. Lead singer Jake Roche has already had a few brushes with fame, as his parents are Coleen Nolan and Shane Ritchie, and he used to be in Emmerdale, although I first spotted him in the cheesy but sweet BBC teen musical Rules of Love. Unlike Busted and McFly, Relics say their sound is more pop/R&B, and they've been uploading YouTube covers of songs by Chris Brown, Rita Ora and Ne-Yo to prove it. They look and sound great and have been working with the amazing Jakke Erixson so I have high hopes.