2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

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Years & Years

Friday, March 20
12:00AM - 12:40AM

Hype Hotel
1100 E 5th St


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In 2013, the trio of Years & Years set themselves an ultimatum: it was all or nothing. With a song called 'Real' written and ready to go, they intended to throw everything and more at this release to determine their creative destiny. "We were running out of money," explains lead singer Olly, "and we needed to see if this could ever work. We had one more EP with Kitsuné and we wanted to try and blow everyone's minds. We spoke to different producers, pulled in favours, worked hard and just went for it." 'Real' deservedly exploded, receiving over 1 million plays on Youtube and Soundcloud, earning them shows in Japan and drawing the attention of Polydor. Years & Years were on a totally new path.

Olly (vocals), Emre (synth and beats) and Mikey (synth and bass) made their way into music in different ways. For Olly, his great grandmother leaving her piano to him ignited a childhood songwriting spark within, and set him off exer...

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