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Atlas Genius Perform ‘Trojans’ Live at [Exclusive Video]

Atlas Genius Keith Jeffery
Paul Brasil

They’re not quite the overnight success they may seem — a whole lot of musical woodshedding and literal woodworking went into their rise — but Atlas Genius are blowing up. The Australian rockers just dropped their excellent debut album, ‘When It Was Now,’ via Warner Bros., and on a recent visit to New York City — where they played a record-release show at the intimate Music Hall of Williamsburg and supported Imagine Dragons at the 3,000-capacity Terminal 5 — the band was nice enough to swing by’s offices and perform ‘Trojans,’ the song that vaulted them from South Adelaide to the global pop mainstream.

The success of ‘Trojans’ — a Top 5 hit on the Alternative Songs chart — follows three years of hard work, as frontman Keith Jeffery worked with his drummer brother, Michael, to build a home studio before playing live as Atlas Genius. After long days of laying tile and hanging drywall, they’d spend their nights at area bars, playing Beatles and Police covers. ‘When It Was Now’ nods to both, at least in terms of melody, and while the recorded version of ‘Trojans’ is a bouncing ball of synth-tinged arena-ready rock, the acoustic version Keith recorded here at HQ stands up just fine on its own. Watch it below!

Watch Keith Jeffery of Atlas Genius Perform ‘Trojans’ Live at’s NYC Offices

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