YOU have gained two enormous and influential backers in one day in the shape of both the NME and Xfm‘s John Kennedy!
The bands’ heads must be spinning a bit – first they opened this week‘s NME Radar section to discover that they have been given primary billing of new artists to watch.
The NME loved YOU’s ‘baroque pop’, praised the band’s coiling arrangements and were won over by singer Anna’s ‘otherworldly coo.’
If that wasn’t enough, they then turned on Xfm to hear that new single In Halves has been selected by enormously-respected DJ John Kennedy as his X-Posure Big One – which means they’ll be played on his Xfm show every day this week!
John has been comprehensively won over by YOU, saying on his show, “I played it for the first time on Thursday. It’s been haunting me ever since…” and then tweeted, “Love the track! Playing it every single night this week!”
Whatever next? Well, maybe enviable coverage like this should be expected, having followed on from being tipped by other notable spotters of talent, Tom Robinson and Simon Raymonde.
16th May – John Kennedy’s X-Posure @ Tooting Tram and Social
May 7th – The Bedroom Bar, Rivington Street, London
1-3 August – Kendal Calling Festival