Artist Spotlight: Years and Years

Years and Years is a British electronica trio from London who have their debut album releasing on July 10th.

The trio consists of Olly Alexander, the frontman and keyboardist, bassist Mikey Goldsworthy and synth player Emre Turkmen. They formed in 2010 and define their music as electropop with 90s house and R&B elements. Their first single as a trio, “Traps”, debuted in September of 2013.

Other singles include “Real” and “Take Shelter”, both songs that I loved at first listen on Spotify. Both songs have that classic electronic vibe with a subtle R&B sound that relaxes the whole thing, which I really enjoy.

In 2015, Years and Years won the BBC Sound of 2015 awards and was nominated for MTV’s Brand New for 2015 award. In March of 2015, when their single “King” hit number 1 in the UK, they announced their debut album titled Communion, which will released this month. Until then, they have released promotional singles from the album, including “Eyes Shut” and “Foundation”.

If you want to listen to Years and Years, you can check them out on Spotify.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Nikki says:

    Sound like a great group! I’ve never heard of them before. I’ll have to check them out.

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  2. This band sounds like a good find. I better give ’em a listen so that I can say I heard them first! 🙂

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  3. I am obsessed with them, I can’t wait untill the 10th for the album! My favourite song of theirs is probably Desire, yours?

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    1. I really like Eyes Shut and Shine. But they are all great

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