WELCOME to Music Mondays! Here I'll be discussing whats new on the Amalgamation Blog radar. From new artists, to the big hitters of the charts, new music videos, indie remixes and everything in between. So here goes, the first of Music Mondays...
London based electronic trio Years & Years are on the 2015 fast track to becoming one of the hottest new acts on the scene.
Consisting of lead vocalist and keyboardist Olly Alexander, synth player Emre Turkman & bassist Mickey Goldsworth, Years & Years have been around since 2012 trying to make ways within the music industry. Beginning as a five piece band initially, now down to a solid 3 members.
Initially signed to French label Kitsune France they recently moved to Polydor in 2014 after their track REAL started to make waves and gain popularity and let their fan base grow & grow. It was this track that I first heard back in early 2014 that started my intrigue over the trio. This provided a stepping stone for them to then released the Take Shelter EP including the single of the same name, debuting at No.22 on the UK charts. From this popularity and exposure they then released DESIRE, one of my favourite songs to date by the London trio.
A unique band indeed, their music can be described as electronic with a flare of house and RnB. They were certainly a breath of fresh air in 2014 and seen to be gaining momentum fast. Recently announced as BBC's Sound of 2015 I'm sure they'll be producing amazing music in the near future. BBC's Sound of poll winners provide some successful company to hopefully inspire them such as Adele, HAIM, Sam Smith and Ellie Goulding to name but a few.... No pressure then!
Music aside, they seem to have their finger filmy on the pulse of whats current and on trend design wise. With stunningly shot music videos encapsulating the bands creativity and vision paired with stunning and contemporary pieces of graphic design used on their EP & single covers (artist/designer unknown.... i'll try find out) showcasing some beautiful illustrations and typographic elements they are definitely a cool band to keep your eye on for 2015.
Recently releasing there next single KING, due March and already played by Zane Lowe as his Hottest Record Of The Day track, you know they're on the right track. I'll link below and you can listen to there latest song, it is a killer track. Also check out there cover of HAIM's 'Don't Save Me' on Radio 1's Live Lounge.
Hope you enjoyed the debut post on Amalgamation Blog and the first ever Music Monday!