XY&O + DAME
It began in an Exeter dorm room in early 2015 – Tudor was studying at the University of Exeter when he invited Skip, an old friend, down from Cardiff to write, record, drink and eat their way into some sort of musical collaboration. Unaware of any intended musical direction, Skip roped in Nick Kelly in hopes of bringing another dimension to the session. The three of them sat down and in a day wrote what would become ‘Low Tide’ – bringing with it the genesis of their unique style, later coined as ‘haze pop’.
Their first single, Low Tide, enjoyed overnight online success alongside positive critical acclaim from a worldwide audience.
Early demos began to take shape whilst all three lived across the country from each other – Tudor in Exeter, Skip in Cardiff and Nick in Reading. These early demos were later developed into the band’s first extended play, ‘Shimmer + Shade’. The self-released EP gained huge popularity on all online platforms, it was at this point the three had discovered that XY&O had somewhat unintentionally become a band, as they had been asked to play Glastonbury Festival 2016.
The success of Shimmer + Shade has allowed the three to move back to their hometown and focus on new single ‘Like a Promise’, scheduled for release on March 15.
Watch the official music video for ‘Shades of You’ below:
DAME are an indie electronic-pop band, originally from Birmingham. Formed in 2016, their self-titled debut EP has racked up over 25,000 streams on Spotify, with lead single Runaway gaining multiple plays on BBC West Midlands.
Two years later, and with a new revamped lineup, DAME have released their new single Habit, described by Redbrick Music as ‘superb songwriting marrying glitzy production in a wonderful, confetti-filled ceremony’.
Winter 2019 will see DAME embark on their ‘Cold Water Tour’ featuring shows in Birmingham, Brighton and London. With new music to follow in early 2019, DAME are certainly one to watch.
New music and UK tour planned for early 2019, DAME are certainly one to watch.
Watch and listen to ‘Habit’ below: