„The best concert of this years Eurosonic Festival.“ (Musikexpress, DE)
„Leyya start exactly where Portishead ended up at.“ (Radio FM4, AT)
- Winner of the Amadeus Austrian Music Award 2017
- New Single “Zoo” premiered on Clash (UK), Pigeons & Planes (US), Konbini (MX) and more.
Airplay on BBC1 (Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart), BBC6 (Lauren Laverne), Virgin Radio and many stations across Europe. Top 10 Song on Amazing Radio, #1 on Radio FM4 Charts
- „Best Songs Of The Month“ at Pigeons&Planes: http://pigeonsandplanes.com/in-depth/2017/04/best-songs-of-the-month-april-2017/leyya-zoo
- „Leyya are the coolest“ at Tomorrow Magazine: https://tmrwmagazine.com/leyya-coolest-new-single-zoo/
The Austrian bands rise happened surprisingly and quick. It started with their very first release at the end of 2014, „Drowning In Youth“, that made waves among the austrian scene first. It was followed by „Wolves“ and an EP, before „Superego“ eventually made them a recognizable name way outside their home, too. The track is currently standing at 2 Million Plays on Spotify and close to 400.000 on Youtube, got support and was applauded by a number of prominent Radio DJs such as Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1, Lauren Laverne on BBC6 and John Kennedy on XFMs Xposure. It went Top 3 on Germans College Radio Charts, gained airplay all across Europe and was featured in several Advertisement Campaigns.
LEYYA were invited to support Canadian band METRIC on their European Tour later that year and established themselves as a great live band at industry events like Reeperbahn Festival (Hamburg, DE) and Eurosonic Festival (Groningen, NL) – where their show eventually was called „the best concert of the festival“ by Germanys Musikexpress. The band continued their trail among Europes tastemaker festivals with shows at The Great Escape (Brighton, UK), Liverpool Sound City (Liverpool, UK), Tallinn Music Week (Tallinn, EE) and MaMa Event (Paris, FR) as well as Electronic Beats at Reeperbahn Festival (Hamburg, DE) – and finally headlined Popfest (Vienna, AT) back home, where they played a crowd of 20.000 in front of the famous Karlskirche in Viennas beautiful City Centre.
Meanwhile, the track and amazing video „Butter“ followed directly in Superegos footsteps with a number of prominent premieres and the #1 spot on the highly influential Radio FM4 Charts.
Crowning highlight of an exciting year was a show at legendary Harpa Venue at Iceland Airwaves (Reykjavik, IS) – yet another great highlight for the young band that Consequence Of Sound called on of their highlights of the festival (http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/11/iceland-airwaves-2016-festival-review-the-25-most-exciting-performances/2/
Altogether the band played 100+ shows in 13 different countries throughout the release span of their debut „Spanish Disco“. LEYYA are among the Top 10 of 2016s ETEP list, which shows which newcomers have been booked most by Europes most reknowned festivals (the list also features bands like Stormzy, Amber Arcades, Aurora, Lost Frequencies or Jain on the same level).