Leon of Athens

London based alt-pop star Leon of Athens channels the flamboyant beauty of Sufjan Stevens, alongside a similar widescreen pop sensibility as LAUV and MARINA , who he has both supported in the US and Europe. His new single 'Mad Into You' (Cobalt/Warner), showcases just why he has become a big live draw across Europe and his rising profile in the USA where he has been confirmed to appear at Okeechobee, Firefly Music Festival, Summerfest, Shaky Knees and Bonnaroo festivals. The new EP follows the highly acclaimed release of his debut album, championed by the likes of The Guardian, NME, Q, New York Times and more. Also recently released the remix to “Communication” from Portugal The Man. His new single 'Mad Into You' was written with David Sneddon (Lewis Capaldi/Lana Del Rey) & produced by Joseph Wander.

Press Quotes:
"Immensely appealing Greek pop star"—New York Times
“Brainy pop inspired by Bernardo Bertolucci, inflected with electronic, folk and other flavours”—The Guardian
“Leon of Athens has mastered the art of electronica-tickled melodic pop.”— NME
"Conveying the depth and nuance of ‘Xenos’ in a little over 150 words isn’t easy" - Clash
“The Greek god of indie-pop

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