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Review: Years & Years (BBC Radio 6 Music Stage)

Years & Years force a packed out tent to groove and boogie along with their infectious electro-pop

Review: Years & Years (BBC Radio 6 Music Stage)

Years & Years

James Gilmore

W!ZARD News Author

One of the biggest new groups on the block, Years & Years packed out the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage at Latitude Festival this year. And, unlike many of the other bands who have packed the tent over the weekend, their music was designed to make you groove instead of headbang.

Walking out in front of an entirely packed out tent, lead-singer Olly looks on amused, as if this is a shock to him. It shouldn't be - after all, this is the boy who, within the past 8 months, has had three Top 10 hits and, upon album release last Friday (10th) the album was immediately certified Silver in the UK (over 60,000 sales).

Acting constantly surprised that their fans know every word to their hits, Olly dances away to Desire (placed midset) and has to do almost no work during Shine and finishing track King, enabling him to awkwardly boogie on stage. However, it's during the newer tracks (such as Real, Take Shelter and Ties) where the band are in slightly deeper water, with many fans not knowing the new songs - especially as the album had not been out for long.

However, even in times of doubt, everybody in attendance was grooving and dancing alone. Even during slow song Memo, it's impossible to not move with the beat.

With a strong fan base and solid electro-pop songs, Olly and Co can feel satisfied that they will be around for... (wait for it)... Years & Years to come (sorry!)

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