Years & Years is an English electronica trio.
The group consists of frontman and keyboardist Olly Alexander, bassist Mikey Goldsworthy and synth player Emre Turkmen.
The band formed in 2010, after Goldsworthy moved from Australia to London and met Turkmen online.
Shortly afterwards, Alexander joined the band as lead vocalist after Goldsworthy heard him singing in the shower.
Years & Years’ music has been described as electro pop, mixing R&B and ’90s house elements.
Flying Lotus, Diplo, Radiohead and Jai Paul are their influences.
The group where going from label to label.
First they where signed on the label good Baits, they released their first single I Wish I Knew in 2012.
After that they where signed to French Label Kitsuné Records where they released their second and third single Traps and Real in 2013.
In 2014 the group signed to Polydor Records and released their fourth single “Take Shelter”.
The EP reached the number 1 spot on the iTunes UK Singles Electronic Chart.
In December 2014, the group’s fifth single “Desire” was released, peaking at No. 22 on the UK singles chart. This month they premiered their sixth single King on BBC Radio 1.
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