Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Catchy Pop Proves Man in PVC Shorts Is One to Watch for Years & Years to Come

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Catchy Pop Proves Man in PVC Shorts Is One to Watch for Years & Years to Come

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FIRST NIGHT Years & Years Roundhouse, NW1 David Smyth YEARS & YEARS, the trio with the doubled-up band name, have increasingly become all about one man as they release their second album.

Singer Olly Alexander, right, is the only one on the cover of Palo Santo, the only one giving the interviews, and was the only one wearing PVC shorts at this one-off release party.

Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Turkmen played bass and keyboards on raised platforms. Although Goldsworthy was occasionally gifted a ludicrously large red keytar, all eyes were on Alexander and the four dancers writhing slowly around him.

Arena fillers since their debut album became a platinum-selling number one in 2015, this felt like a major pop show in a smaller space, complete with roomdominating video screens showing sci-fi cityscapes, two confetti explosions and a stunning set piece with a floor-toceiling sparkly gown. If You're Over Me, the first top 10 hit from the new album, was catchy enough to unite a stadium. …

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