Years & Years are a London based trio signed to Polydor Records. Current members are frontman and keyboardist Olly Alexander, bassist Mikey Goldsworthy and synth player/beat-maker Emre Turkmen. Founding member Noel Leeman, left the band in 2013.
Years & Years formed in 2010, after Mikey moved from Australia and met Emre. Shortly afterwards, Olly joined the band as lead vocalist after guitarist Mikey heard him singing in the shower. The first gig, as a five piece band, saw the Years & Years crew boarding the Albatross in Wells-Next-the-Sea. The band released their debut single I Wish I Knew in the summer of 2012 through the label Good Bait. Their follow up single in September 2013 was picked up by Kitsuné Records. Dubbed Traps.
The band released Real, their second single for Kitsuné, in February 2014. It was backed with the song Eyes Shut. Two more singles followed; Take Shelter (a part of the EP of the same name released through Polydor Records) and Desire. Their latest single is King, previewed a couple days before the trio was named BBC Sound of 2015's winner.