INFOBOXGenre(s): Electronic, Pop
From: Upper Austria, Austria
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How urban and cosmopolitan their music might sound, Leyya actually hail from a small village in the Upper Austrian countryside. Marco Kleebauer and Sophie Lindinger left earlier musical projects behind to form Leyya in 2014 and immediately got a lot of attention. Enthusing the crowds in October 2014 at the Austrian showcase festival Waves Vienna, the two musicians were validated shortly after as the new hot-shots in town: Radio FM4 Soundpark Act of the Month, #6 in the German Campus Airplay Charts, #4 in the Austrian Indie Charts, and #29 in the iTunes Charts.
International success followed swiftly with the release of Superego in spring 2015, along with airplay all over Europe and placements on TV and commercials. Their unique mix of melancholy and electronic beats won them the prestigious FM4 Award at the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards. After playing renowned festivals like Reeperbahn Festival, Eurosonic, Iceland Airwaves and The Great Escape, Leyya released their sophomore album “Sauna” on January 26, 2018 on +1 Records.
After numerous solo and collaboration projects, Marco Kleebauer (Oehl, Bilderbuch, Sharktank) and Sophie Lindinger (My Ugly Clementine) returned as Leyya with the single “Paper” in October 2020. Longest Day of My Life” came out as an EP in 2021 and deals with personal themes of love and depression.