photo credit: Erin Kronberger
Austrian duo, LEYYA release eclectic new track, “Heat”
premiering via V Magazine
“While the irresistible groove and layers of tropical campfire synths make this feel like the perfect carefree jam to soundtrack your tanning sessions, “Heat” actually has a more motivating message at heart.” – V Magazine
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+ debut album, Sauna, to be released January 26, 2018
via +1 Records / LasVegas Records
+ playing SXSW 2018 + European Festivals
+ Winner of Austria’s most esteemed music prize, the Amadeus Music Award
LEYYA have announced their new single ‘Heat’ to drop on the 19th January ahead of the release of their new album Sauna, slated for release on 26th January 2018 via +1 Records / Las Vegas Records
The Austrian Indie-pop duo has enjoyed immense success with their most recent single – ‘Drumsolo’ which premiered on Noisey, with the video and live video premiering on Pigeons And Planes, as well as receiving continuous support from BBC Radio 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne. ‘Zoo’ and ‘Oh Wow’ received vast support from 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.
LEYYA are looking forward to their performances at a string of European festivals in early 2018, before they head to SXSW Festival, taking their idiosyncratic sound to the USA. Sophie Lindinger and Marco Kleebauer are the duo behind LEYYA. Their debut album Spanish Disco was an instant success, with hit single ‘Superego,’ racking up over 3 million plays on Spotify and over 560,000 Youtube views, putting the pair on the map, and inciting a whirlwind of huge festival performances and radio play, as well as television and film appearances.
Their performance at Iceland Airwaves was called one of the “most exciting” on display by Consequence of Sound, while their show at Eurosonic Nooderslag was branded “The best concert of this year’s Eurosonic Festival” by Musikexpress. Naturally, it comes as no surprise that LEYYA has laid claim to an Amadeus Music Award, and have graced the stages of a host of festivals: New York’s Indie Week, 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.
In true LEYYA fashion, ‘Heat’ mesmerizes with wonderfully layered and intricately constructed electronic sounds, tastefully crafted into an experimental pop song. The track is a collection of the subtle contrasts that make LEYYA such a fascinating act, complete with Sophie’s trademark breathy vocals sitting against an intricately designed soundscape. Forgive LEYYA for their refusal to fall neatly into a single comfortable musical pigeonhole, and ‘Heat’ soon becomes a magnetizing musical journey.
Austrian duo Leyya’s “Drumsolo” is a quirky song with a surreal music video” Pigeons and Planes “Leyya’s “Drumsolo” Is A Layered, Musical Parfait of Sound. The Austrian electro-pop’s newest single is melodic and complex and just plain weird enough to groove endlessly to.” – NOISEY
‘Oh Wow’ is a wonderful entrance point to their world, a real ear-worm of a track that gets under your skin.” – Clash Mag
“Full of bubbly, electronic rhythms, and an interesting sitar inclusion, the upbeat singing of the chorus echoes elements of songs such as Lily Allen’s “Fuck You” with Sophie’s paradoxically soft vocals telling people she doesn’t give a shit what they say about her.” – Wonderland Magazine