Austrian duo, Leyya release new track, “Heat”

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.

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