Austrian duo, LEYYA release new track,
+ announce debut album, Sauna due early 2018
via +1 Records / LasVegas Records,
+ re-release of Pigeons & Planes’ Best Songs of 2017
+ Winner of Austria’s most esteemed music prize, the Amadeus Music Award
“‘Oh Wow’ is a wonderful entrance point to their world, a real ear-worm of a track that gets under your skin.” Clash
Today, Austrian rising talent LEYYA release their single “Oh Wow” to be taken from their upcoming album Sauna. This follows the success of their previous single “Zoo” which received vast support from tastemakers such as Pigeons and Planes, Wonderland Magazine, Clash magazine, Complex, Konbini, The 405, Consequence of Sound, BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart, BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, Virgin Radio Playlist, Radio 1 Playlist in Germany and Austrian FM4’s Radio Charts amongst others. Sophie Lindinger and Marco Kleebauer have been riding a wave of success – which seemingly came to life of its own accord. Their debut album Spanish Disco was the catalyst – creating a cause and effect whirlwind of huge festival dates and radio play, as well as television and film performances. Hit single “Superego” quickly racked up nearly 3 million streams on Spotify.
Their ensuing trail among Europe’s tastemaker festivals included shows at The Great Escape (Brighton, UK), Liverpool Sound City (Liverpool, UK), Tallinn Music Week (Tallinn, EE), PrimaveraSound (Barcelona, SP) and Electronic Beats at Reeperbahn Festival (Hamburg, DE) – before finally headlining Popfest (Vienna, AT) back home, where they played to a crowd of 20,000 in front of the famous Karlskirche in Vienna’s beautiful City Centre. LEYYA’s performance at Iceland Airwaves was called one of the “most exciting” on display by Consequence of Sound; while Musikexpress was similarly enthusiastic about their show at Eurosonic Nooderslag, calling it “The best concert of this year’s Eurosonic Festival.”
After being so warmly received by festivals across Europe, LEYYA are looking forward to their next tour, including London and Brighton dates.
With Austria’s most esteemed music prize – an Amadeus Music Award under their belts, they went on to New York’s Indie Week where they cemented their status as a force to be reckoned with. LEYYA proved that they don’t rely on tried and tested patterns, but always develop their sound in order to stay fresh, modern and relevant.
“Oh Wow” is a combination of indie-pop and understated glamour – playful, bold and colourful while at the same time a ballad with depth. The captivating instrumentals are the perfect vehicle for Sophie’s vocals.
Speaking of the single Leyya said:“’Oh Wow’ was one of the very first songs we finished and therefore was the initial spark for the new sound we gravitated towards. Its one of the few new tracks that somehow reminds of our previous work treated from another point of view to push the track in, even for us, a fresh direction.”
Alongside “Oh Wow,” previous single “Zoo” sees an official release with new label partner +1 Records. Check out the Music Video for ‘Zoo’ here, which has been tapped as one of the best songs of 2017 by Pigeons & Planes.
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