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For over a decade now, BBC have been striving to find the next big musical act with their Sound Of music polls. Every year, a winner is crowned and, admittedly, their track record is pretty incredible. Past winners of this poll of music critics and industry insiders include Adele, Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, Haim and just last year, Sam Smith.
This week, BBC announced that the Sound of 2015 belongs to a British trio called Years & Years and we’re mighty curious to see if this band will stack up against the prestigious list of past winners. Will Years & Years attain the same success as Sam Smith?
Let’s break down what we know (and are already liking) about this exciting new band:
Say hello to BBC’s Sound of 2015 winners, Years & Years.
They formed in 2010 and although the band was originally a five-piece, the band became a trio three years later and have remained so with members Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Turkmen.
Olly is not just a singer, though; he’s also a super talented actor and script writer and has appeared in a number of movies and TV shows including The Riot Club, Skins and Penny Dreadful!
Their first single I Wish I Knew was released in 2012, a bright little melody that’s simple yet super catchy.
The band continued to release singles, including Real. The music video featured our British crushes Ben Whishaw and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett. *Swoon*
They also covered Haim’s Don’t Save Me and it’s all sorts of awesome.
They’re already building quite the fan base too: Even Katy Perry Tweeted about them yesterday!
And the results of that Twitter bump alone is proving to be very successful for the band.
So check out Years & Years now because we believe this band will be very big in 2015.