This week has been one for new weekly features. On Monday, I launched “New Music Mondays” and, in a similar vein, today sees the start of “Feature Fridays”, in which I will profile a particular band or artist (be they old or new).
Today, I want to talk about a Hamburg-based band called BOY. They consist of Swiss singer Valeska Steiner and German bassist Sonja Glass, who met on a pop music course in Hamburg. Their music has been compared to that of Feist and Sarah Bareilles – there are also elements of folk-pop bands like The Corrs and The Pierces in there.
BOY have become a bit of a YouTube sensation, and this platform is helping them to gain fans from accross Europe. They are still relatively unknown in the UK, but I have a feeling that won’t be the case for too long.
Below is the beautiful video (shot in one of my favourite cities, Barcelona) for their debut single, Little Numbers.