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MIDYEAR VINYL TOP 50
The world is turning at 33 RPM. (7/23a)
PAUL GETS BACK
Hit series doesn't let us down. (7/23a)
HITS LIST IN GLORIOUS
BLACK-AND-WHITE
The inner circle of Outer Limits (7/23a)
THE HITS INTERVIEW WITH JAY MARCIANO
AEG chief's shares his packed 2022 calendar. (7/21a)
2021 MIDYEAR MARKETSHARE
The winner and still champ (7/22a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
From tender shoots to mighty oaks.
MARKETSHARE MANIA
Let's do the numbers.
DELTA VARIANT
It is not the name of a Henry Miller novel.
IS IT TIME FOR ANOTHER ROCK STORY?
Could be. Dunno.
THE B-SIDE
Years & Years (Interscope)
3/13/15

WHAT IT IS: Formed in London, the electro-pop trio consists of bassist Mikey Goldsworthy, keyboard player Emre Turkmen and vocalist Olly Alexander. The band recently released their debut U.S. EP Y&Y and performed their first U.S. show to a sold-out crowd at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade. Their forthcoming West Coast tour has already sold out. They won the BBC’s prestigious Sound of 2015 poll, an annual list that has accurately predicted chart-topping acts since 2003. Their song “King” recently hit #1 on the U.K. charts.

ALBUM: Y&Y EP; album coming this summer

RELEASE DATE: 2/3

SINGLE: “King”

TV: Debut U.S. TV performance at MTV Woodies (live from SXSW); debut late-night TV perfs in April TBA soon

LIVE: SXSW (showcases include Fader Fort, Hype Hotel, VH1/Palladia showcase, UMG, MTV Woodies); March headline shows in L.A., N.Y., S.F., Boston & D.C. (L.A. show at Troubadour sold out in two minutes); additional summer dates TBA

INTERNET: Shazam and BuzzFeed Artists to Watch for 2015; included in Spotify’s Emerge program this spring; six consecutive Hype Machine #1s; celebs who’ve tweeted praise include Katy Perry, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Tove Lo, Jessie Ware; 25m+ combined YouTube views

PRESS: USA Today, N.Y. Times, N.Y. Post, BuzzFeed, HuffPost, Idolator, The Wild, Nylon, etc.

BOOKING: Marty Diamond/Paradigm

PUBLISHING: UMPG

MANAGEMENT: Martha Kinn/Machine Mgmt.

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