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Olly Alexander of Years & Years to star in Russell T Davies’ Channel 4 drama ‘Boys’

Years & Years’ Olly Alexander has been announced as one of the leads of a new Channel 4 drama, Boys, which airs next year. The five-part series is headed by acclaimed television writer and showrunner Russell T Davies (Queer As Folk, A Very English Scandal, Years and Years, Doctor Who). READ MORE: Russell T Davies tells NME how he made...

Watch Pet Shop Boys perform ‘Dreamland’ live with Olly Alexander of Years & Years

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On Sunday (September 15) at Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, Pet Shop Boys performed their new single ‘Dreamland’ live with Olly Alexander of Years & Years. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe invited Alexander – decked out in a glittery silver tracksuit – on stage to play the song, which they had released on Friday (September 13). Watch the performance...

Years & Years’ Olly Alexander speaks out on Manchester Pride line-up controversy

Olly Alexander has come to Ariana Grande's defence following the backlash that arose after it was announced that she is headlining Manchester Pride. The Years & Years frontman took to Twitter to say that the '7 Rings' singer, who has been criticised for accepting the top slot as a straight woman, has shown ample support for the LGBT+ community. Read more: Welcome...

Watch Years & Years and MNEK’s new Valentine’s Day themed video, ‘Valentino’

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Years & Years and MNEK have released a new collaboration on Valentine's Day via a new song and video, 'Valentino.' Earlier this week, Olly Alexander and MNEK shared the same teaser image on their Instagram, captioning it: "broken hearts only." The teaser imaged featured Alexander in a bathtub full of balloons while MNEK sits on a pink chair. There's champagne and...

Watch Years & Years perform with Jax Jones during huge London show

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Years & Years brought the latest leg of their 'Palo Santo' tour to a close last night with a triumphant show at The O2 in London - watch the band perform 'Play' with special guest Jax Jones during the gig below. Last night's show (December 5) was titled 'Rendezvous', and brought an end to Years & Years' six-date arena tour...

The Big Read – Olly Alexander: “If I don’t get f**king guest-list for Spice Girls, I’m quitting music”

next week, olly alexander and his band, years & years, headline london's O2 arena in celebration of both their latest album, 'palo santo', and the wider world they've created around them. nick levine meets the man who's become the mouthpiece for a movement

Years & Years announce support act for UK arena tour

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Years & Years have announced Astrid S as their support act on their upcoming UK arena tour. The latest leg of the 'Palo Santo' tour will kick off in Glasgow on November 28 at The SSE Hydro, with the jaunt set to wrap up with a big show (titled 'Rendezvous') at The O2 in London on December 5. Full details and...

Mystic Mug’s Mercury Prize 2018 predictions

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It’s that time of year again. The Mercury Prize is fast approaching, and with it comes the hotly-contested shortlist. Due to be announced at 11am tomorrow morning (July 26), the 12 shortlisted records will go head-to-head this September to win the coveted gong, the victor joining the recent likes of Sampha, Skepta and Benjamin Clementine as Mercury winners. Below, we’ve...

Years & Years – ‘Palo Santo’ review

Taking its name from a mystical incense used to banish negative energy, ‘Palo Santo’ is also Spanish for Holy Wood. And before you ask, yes, that is a dick joke; Olly Alexander has joked in interviews that much of this album is written about men who think their wood is holy. As a first window into proceedings, that double-edged...

The 10 musicians leading pop’s queer revolution, and their must-hear songs

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Right now, it feels like pop music is fresher and more forward-thinking than ever, and we have today's crop of limelight-stealing queer musicians to thank for that. After decades of being presented with artists who fit the cookie-cutter mould when it came to singing about sex and relationships, the idea of mainstream pop being a genre that spoke solely to...