'Heavy Crown' is the new single from Manchester based Y.O.U (Your Own Universe) out via Tigersushi / Play It Again Sam this November.
Elliott Williams, a rare talent brought to the attention of Parisian tastemaker and Tigersushi owner, Joakim Bouaziz, who immediately invited him over to his Paris studios to record a few tracks that would form the basis of Y.O.U's forthcoming album out next year. Both artists bonded over a love of hardware synths and 80s New Wave pop records. It was deemed a logical succession of events for Y.O.U's first outing to be released on the cult label.
The music - well it's a tough one to pigeonhole but then so is all the best music. A mixture of 80s synth pop, nu disco and house with a nod to the legendary 'French Touch' sound probably comes closest to a description but really you need to listen to it yourself to decide. This eclectic, forward thinking approach has placed Y.O.U in an esteemed class of artists and Elliot's ethos mirrored that of Tigersushi's varied roster.
On tour with The 1975:
21 Sep O2 Apollo Manchester
22 Sep O2 Apollo Manchester
24 Sep Barrowland Glasgow
25 Sep Barrowland Glasgow
26 Sep O2 Apollo Manchester
27 Sep O2 Apollo Manchester
29 Sep Civic Hall Wolverhampton
30 Sep Alexander Palace London
01 Oct Alexander Palace London
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