Highly acclaimed Greek indie-pop experimentalist Leon Of Athens has announced a headline London show at The Lexington on March 17th, which will be the first chance for fans to hear his new material for the first time. To mark the announcement he has revealed a live video of his latest song ‘Xenos’.
The video is filmed within haunting church surrounds, a perfect setting as the band perform the song’s dark creeping electronics and stark guitars.
The original Greek meaning of ‘Xenos’ translates to stranger, and according to context is also interpreted as alien, guest, foreigner or enemy. Currently living in London, the Athens native delivers a powerful song with an important message for these turbulent times.
Leon has been inspired by life within a country that has been facing many challenges during recent years. His music has become a huge draw in his home country where he has played to audiences of thousands, and has become highly championed overseas gaining praise from the likes of The Guardian, NME, Q, New York Times and more.
‘Xenos’ is the first taste of Leon Of Athens new album, which is being produced by David Kosten (Bat For Lashes, Everything Everything) and will be released later this year. An intriguing, exciting and vibrant work, it is set to see him become an even more captivating force with his beautiful music, gorgeous voice and intelligent songwriting.