JOYYA are an electronic pop duo formed by Ben Dancer and David Pullen. They’re now based in London, although originally from a small English village in Northumberland called Wylam.
Dancer and Pullen started making music together almost three years ago, and have since been fastidiously refining their sound.
JOYYA released their debut song ‘Seven’ on 30th June 2017. It was selected twice as Track Of The Day on BBC Introducing (BBC Newcastle) and covered online by Crack In The Road, DIY Magazine and leading business title Record Of The Day.
Their follow-up was Red Tune [shared below] and this features John Waugh (The 1975) on saxophone and was released last summer. The song received BBC Introducing coverage and was selected as a ‘Fresh Fave’ by the Fresh On The Net (Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music) panel.
The band are busy on the London gig scene and release their new ‘Horizon’ this month, taken from the album of the same name.
We had an early listen:
This is a bubbling adventure with captivating synthesizers and serious voices that burn with an intense feeling.
The number is feverish and atmospheric with a flowering towards the climax that will make you smile and weep simultaneously.
It’s a slice of poignant synth-pop with vocals so expressive they will make you look for the same sort of devotion they found…
Horizon is out this Friday