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NEAR TRUTHS:
DEVELOPING STORIES
The kids are almighty. (8/2a)
LEADING OFF:
RON’S BIG RUN
Not your father's Columbia (8/2a)
ON THE COVER
Happier days are here again. (8/2a)
AN AUGUST HITS LIST
Look at the guns on these giants. (8/2a)
GRAMMY CHEW: SEEING BIEBER
It's high time for Justice in the Academy. (8/2a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
From tender shoots to mighty oaks.
MARKETSHARE MANIA
Let's do the numbers.
DELTA VARIANT
It is not the name of a Henry Miller novel.
IS IT TIME FOR ANOTHER ROCK STORY?
Could be. Dunno.
THE B-SIDE
Years & Years (Interscope)
5/8/15

WHAT IT IS: Formed in London, the electro-pop trio consists of bassist Mikey Goldsworthy, keyboard player Emre Turkmen and vocalist Olly Alexander. The band will release their highly anticipated debut full-length on June 22. Their new single, “King,” went to #1 on the U.K. singles chart, while its video has racked up more than 24m views on Vevo. They performed to sold-out crowds on their recent U.S. tour and won BBC’s prestigious Sound of 2015 Poll, an annual list that has accurately predicted chart-topping acts since 2003.

ALBUM: Communion

RELEASE DATE: Summer 2015

SINGLE: “King”

TV: Debut U.S. TV performance at MTV Woodies (live from SXSW); debut late-night TV performance on Seth Meyers, later performed on Carson Daly; more late-night TV TBA soon

LIVE: SXSW (showcases for Fader Fort, Hype Hotel, VH1/Palladia, UMGMTV Woodies, more); March headline shows in L.A., N.Y., S.F., Boston and D.C.; Troubadour L.A. sold out in two minutes; fall headlining tour TBA soon

INTERNET: Shazam Artists to Watch for 2015; included in Spotify’s Emerge program this spring; six consecutive Hype Machine #1s; received Twitter praise from Katy Perry, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Tove Lo, Jessie Ware, more; 52m+ combined YouTube video views

RADIO: In rotation at Top 40 radio with adds in major markets including L.A., S.F., N.Y., more

PRESS: USA Today, N.Y. Times, SPIN, BuzzFeed, HuffPost, Idolator, The Wild, Nylon, more

BOOKING: Marty Diamond/ Paradigm

PUBLISHING: UMPG

MANAGEMENT: Martha Kinn/ Machine Mgmt.