Infectious electro brilliance and shameless pop abandon from London electro-soul trio YEARS & YEARS… first getting our attention with the full-on whomping stomping house of ‘Desire’ – all hazy, heady dancefloor-smothering synths and clattering 2-step drum machine.
But frontman Olly Alexander’s soul-soaked falsetto and smooth R&B phrasing gives no clue to a thespian past as Jacob in Skins and star roles in Enter The Void and Gulliver’s Travels.
Recently topping the BBC’s Sound of Music 2015 poll, Olly described it as ‘pretty overwhelming’ but said, “We’ve all been doing our own thing for long enough now, so we’re not going to let this disrupt us. We’ve taken a lot of time to discover stuff and make mistakes and learn about the music we want to make. We’ve always done everything ourselves – the music, the videos – so it feels like we know who we are now.”
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