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April 22, 2020

Interview with Leon of Athens

Interview with Leon of Athens

​​We had the opportunity to interview Leon of Athens on Zoom with video!
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​​Please share while we are #togetherathome ​🏠​
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​​"London based indie-pop star Leon of Athens channels the flamboyant beauty of Sufjan Stevens and Francis & the Lights,...


​​We had the opportunity to interview Leon of Athens on Zoom with video!
​​
​​Please share while we are #togetherathome ​🏠​
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​​"London based indie-pop star Leon of Athens channels the flamboyant beauty of Sufjan Stevens and Francis & the Lights, alongside a similar widescreen pop sensibility as Lauv and MARINA, who he has both supported. His album Xenos (EMI/Universal) is a beautiful, thoughtful piece of work. It showcases just why he has become a big live draw across Europe and his rising profile in the USA where he has been confirmed to appear at SXSW, Okeechobee, Firefly Music Festival, Summerfest and Shaky Knees. The album follows the highly acclaimed release of his debut album Global, championed by the likes of The Guardian, NME, Q, New York Times and more. It is produced by David Kosten (Bat For Lashes, Everything Everything) and is informed lyrically by the refugee crisis, the rise of the far-right in Europe and the US, but also personal upheavals: fractured relationships, lost faith, youth, freedom, and death.” - Spotify
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​​PRAISE FOR LEON OF ATHENS
​​“Brainy pop inspired by Bernardo Bertolucci, inflected with electronic, folk and other flavours” – The Guardian
​​“Leon of Athens has mastered the art of electronica-tickled, horn-smattered, 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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​​http://leonofathens.com/
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