Nokia Lumia Live is Back! This Time Featuring Emerging Band, Years & Years
If the last Nokia Lumia Live is anything to go by, we are in for a treat this time around! Nokia and La Blogothèque are back! This time featuring London based electric soul three-piece Years & Years, fronted by former “Skins” actor, Olly Alexander. The group will be performing in front of an intimate crowd in the abandoned, Aldwych London Underground station. Years & Years follow the highly successful first session, which took place on 29 March and saw Brit Award winning singer, Ella Eyre, at Dingles Fairground Museum in Devon.
Years & Years front-man and pianist, Alexander, comes from a classicist musical upbringing, drawing upon iconic figures such as Joni Mitchell and Jeff Buckley, via the surrealist imagery of David Lynch and the dirty realism of Raymond Carver. It’s then down to Years & Years’ two other members, bassist Mikey Goldsworthy, and synth player/beat-maker Emre Turkmen, to truly bring the tracks to life.
Christophe Abric, founder of La Blogothèque:
Seeing Years & Years live last year was probably the best surprise of 2013. Young Olly Alexander has the holy fire in his hands: a soulful voice with a crazy R’n’B vibe, which enables him to be simultaneously emotional and groovy. Going to a Years & Years gig is to experience a wide range of feelings, from joy and euphoria, to melancholia and tears.