Latitude 2015

Years & Years live up to the hype at Latitude 2015

The trio are hot property right now, what with currently reigning supreme at the top of the UK Albums Chart.

It’s not really surprising to discover that, by the time Years & Years burst onto the 6music stage in the early Sunday evening, people are spilling out of the tent. The trio are hot property right now, after all, what with currently reigning supreme at the top of the UK Albums Chart and it shows; children, parents, teenagers, they’re all cramming themselves in for the band’s early evening slot.

Despite evidently being quite the draw on Latitude’s final day, the air of expectation isn’t a hindrance for the trio. From their opening number ‘Foundation’, the three-piece’s set flows with a paced beat that ripples throughout their intrigued crowd. Offering up their funky, laid-back electro-fused pop, there’s an easiness to the way the band’s Olly Alexander - who’s sporting a rather loud but fetching shirt-and-shorts combo - moves on stage, guiding his audience through selected cuts from their ‘Communion’ debut.

Throwing in a cover of Blue Cantrell’s ‘Breathe’ for good measure obviously goes down a treat (even if no one decides to channel Sean Paul’s infamous rapping) but it’s with recent singles ‘Desire’ and ‘King’ that things truly explode into life. Undeniably infectious and ridiculously dancable, Years & Years may be the band du jour right now, but today proves that it’s more than well deserved.

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