Sundown: Years & Years Review
The 3-piece headed by Olly perform a new song as part of their headline-worthy set
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When we last reviewed Years & Years (following their performance at Latitude 2015), we called them “one of the biggest new groups on the block”. One year after, they’re a bit bigger than that.
Now that their album has been out for a year (and the band led by Olly Alexander have landed at #1 on the UK Album Charts), their highly recognisable brand of electro-pop resonates with fans internationally. After all, other than being the fastest selling debut album in 2015 from a UK band, they’ve also landed #1’s in Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany and the list goes on.
Including an impressive lighting show (including an interactive version of their album artwork covering the whole stage), the “shy” Olly puts on a big show. Playing all of their hits (including King, Real, Desire, Shine and more) – the fans know every single word and, the moment that they seem to get bored (which does happen once or twice during the set), the band surprise them with a big display of confetti.
In fact, the confetti display at the end of their set was so big that Years & Years could have been mistaken as being the headlining act!
As well as all of the hits you would expect, the band also showed off a new tune (Sue Me Now) which seems to be in similar vein to their other music, although with greater house influence as well as a cover/mash-up of Katy Perry’s Dark Horse and Drake’s Hotline Bling - made in perfect Years & Years style.
A highly impressive performance which could have been mistaken as a headline act – that’s clearly where Years & Years are on the road to…
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