Part of the surprise success of instrumental Mexican acoustic duo Rodrigo y Gabriela can be attributed to just how simply and directly they execute complex elements. They fuse frantic flamenco guitar work with jazz, rock, folk, and some incredible percussive techniques (And an energy influenced by their heavy metal roots). It was a bit much for their hometown of Mexico City, but they got discovered after relocating to Ireland, of all places. Their self-titled LP charted in Ireland, shortly followed by the rest of the world. The US particularly embraced them after several late night show appearances, an MTV push and their significant contribution to the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film soundtrack.