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Leon of Athens
London-based Greek indie-pop experimentalist Leon Of Athens has released the video for his new single ‘Fire Inside You’. The song is the latest to be taken from his forthcoming album Xenos, produced by David Kosten (Bat For Lashes, Everything Everything), due out on January 19th.
‘Fire Inside You’ balances mesmerising guitars and ethereal electronics alongside Leon’s captivating vocals, addressing the powerful force of love across great distances. Filmed in the beautiful setting of Corfu, the video sees Leon traversing across oceans to meet his love. The song has been receiving support from BBC 6Music, with Tom Robinson at the station calling it, “A lovely song and vocal performance.”
Xenos is a beautiful piece of work, from the uplifting indie-pop of previous single ‘Aeroplane’ to the dark creeping electronics of the title track and ‘Serpents Egg’, Leon Of Athens proves himself an intriguing and exciting force. There are delicate moments onthestarkpiano led ballads of ‘Letters To My Father’ and ‘Final Moment’, while the album closes with the joyous ode to his favourite place in the world ‘Corfu’.
The album follows the highly acclaimed release of his 2015 debut album Global, which was championed by the likes of The Guardian, NME, Q, New York Times and more.
Leon has been inspired by life within a country that has been facing many challenges during recent years. His music has become a huge draw in his home country where he has played to audiences of thousands.
He recentlycompletedasold out UK and European tour, which included a headline show at The Lexington, London. He will play live once again in the capital on November 17th. Tickets are available now through Ticket Web.
PRAISE FOR LEON OF ATHENS
“Brainy pop inspiredbyBernardoBertolucci, inflected with electronic, folk and other flavours” – The Guardian
“Leon of Athens has mastered the art of electronica-tickled, melodic pop.” – NME
“The Greek god of indie-pop” – Wonderland
“In this place where tragedy was invented, the song was joyful and sadly cathartic” – New York Times
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With rave performance reviews after Live at Heart (Örebro) and Reeperbahn Festival (Hamburg) and before his album release in 2018, Theodore is heading to Europe this November for his fall tour:
27.08 – 01.09 Live at Heart Festival_Örebro [SE]
23.09 Reeperbahn Festival_Hamburg [DE]
02.11 Tradicionàrius_Barcelona [ES]
07.11 Musik & Frieden_Berlin [DE]
09.11 Artheater_Cologne [DE]
11.11 Prinzenbar_Hamburg [DE]
14.11 La Boule Noire_Paris [FR]
17.11 Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen_London [UK]
Theodore is a dynamic multi-instrumentalist, composer and performer. He fuses classical composition with electronic elements to create beautifully atmospheric and often cinematic songs. His unique mélange of influences, from Pink Floyd and Radiohead to a schooling in piano and traditional Greek folk music, has already taken him from Church Studios to supporting Sigur Ros at Release Athens Festival in 2016.
Ηis debut album It Is But It’s Not has Theodore playingpiano, guitar, synthesizer and glockenspiel, while his bandmates add rock instrumentation alongside an elegant string section. Written and arranged by Theodore the album was co-produced by Clive Martin (Queen, Reef) and mixed by Ken Thomas (Sigur Rós, Moby, M83) in London, and then performed live at the fabled Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios. Out on United We Fly in 2016, It Is But It’s Not was met with great acclaim throughout Europe. Future plans include the release of his next album and live performances in Germany, France, UK, Poland and Sweden.
“REEPERBAHN 2017-BEST PERFORMANCE: THEODORE. Playing in a cramped, sweaty room just off the Reeperbahn, GR multi-instrumentalist Theodore, and his gang of key wizards and guitar maestros jammed it out highlighting their ruthless ability to compose atmospherics, with dynamic ingenuity. Harkening in people drifting along the street, and keeping them with their virtuoso performance, Theodore’s command of the (tiny) stage is one that can be rarely challenged.” Europavox.com (September, 2017) – DE
“Theodore – ‘It Is But It’s Not’, one of my most exciting discoveries.” Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 6 Music (September, 2016) – UK
“A phenomenon, a ‘Mozart’ of the digital age.” eclipsed (September, 2016) – DE
“‘It Is But It’s Not’ – Between grace, melancholy
and simplicity.” Tsugi (July, 2016) – FR
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