Today, our new music spotlight is on JOYYA.
Location: London (via Newcastle)
Line-up: Ben Dancer (lead vocals/keys/guitar), David Pullen (vocals/drums/samples)
About: JOYYA are an English electronic pop duo consisting of Ben Dancer and David Pullen. Now based in London, they originally hail from the small village of Wylam in Northumberland. Inspired by their move to the city, Dancer and Pullen started making music together almost three years ago, and have since been meticulously crafting and developing their sound behind closed doors. With an eclectic mix of intelligent, soulful pop releases in the pipeline, JOYYA have already supported the likes of Fickle Friends, Wild Front, The Howl & The Hum and XY&O with plans to take their energetic live show further afield this year.
What Hidden Herd say: With sparkling synths, euphoric choruses and funk-tinged guitar lilts, JOYYA’s gleaming electro-pop will lure listeners like moths to a lamp. And quite rightly so.
For fans of: The Modern Strangers, Island Club, KOALAS
Monday 23rd April – Newcastle @ Jumpin Jacks with Polo
Saturday 5th May – Newcastle @ Meet The North Festival
Saturday 19th May – London @ Birthdays with Alcatraz Kings
Saturday 9th June – Newcastle @ Evolution Emerging Festival
Latest track: ‘Jericho’