Due out on November 23rd through Polydor Records London’s Years & Years return with their latest single ‘Desire’; a track born out of the 90s, but with a modern dance and vocal twist.
Picking up perfectly from where previous single ‘Take Shelter’ left off and retaining the dancehall element of their sound, ‘Desire’ sees Years & Years step things up a gear with an anthemic chorus and bold vocals. The ‘Bizarre Inc’ synths are a trip back to 1990 but works perfectly almost 25 years later.
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‘Desire’ follows on from the 2014 breakout success of singles ‘Real’ (amassed over 2 million plays / views) and recent EP ‘Take Shelter’ (2 million plays so far, reached #1 spot on the iTunes electronic chart and enjoyed playlist additions on R1’s INMWT & C list). In other chart news, Olly Alexander’s distinctive vocal also features on this weeks Top 10 single ‘Sunlight’ from The Magician, which entered the chart at #7 on Sunday.
On the live front, Years & Years played a joyous sold out headline show at Plan B in London this week to launch the single. Across the summer, they enjoyed countless successful performances at UK festivals including Bestival, Latitude, and The Great Escape before playing much coveted support slots with SOHN and MØ. In addition, 2014 saw them truly make their mark internationally, touring and winning over fans in Japan, Germany, France, Poland etc. Next week sees them continue to tour across the UK and Europe as they embark on a run of shows supporting Clean Bandit and Sam Smith.
‘Desire’ is out 23rd November on Polydor Records. Full list of live dates are as follows…
# w/ Clean Bandit * w/ Sam Smith
12/10/14 – O2 Academy, Newcastle #
13/10/14 – O2 Academy, Glasgow #
15/10/14 – O2 Academy, Leeds #
16/10/14 – O2 Academy, Liverpool #
17/10/14 – O2 Academy, Manchester #
18/10/14 – O2 Academy, Sheffield #
20/10/14 – The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA, Norwich #
21/10/14 – Rock City, Nottingham #
22/10/14 – O2 Academy #
23/10/14 – O2 Academy #
25/10/14 – The Great Hall, Cardiff Uni #
26/10/14 – Great Hall, Exeter #
28/10/14 – De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill #
29/10/14 – Brixton O2 Academy, London #
30/10/14 – Albert Hall, Manchester *
31/10/14 – CATCH Indoor Festival, Netherlands
03/11/14 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge *
04/11/14 – Colston Hall, Bristol *
06/11/14 – Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, London *
16/11/14 – Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany *
18/11/14 – Docks, Hamburg, Germany *
20/11/14 – Bataclan, Paris, France *
28/11/14 – Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands *
29/11/14 – AB, Brussels, Belgium *