With Dylan Bell on drums, Emre Turkman on the synth, Mikey Goldsworthy on the bass, and Olly Alexander on lead vocals and keys, the band test drove their forthcoming full-length album “Communion,” out June 22. Alexander exercised his acting and singing chops as James, the part-time lifeguard, full-time sensitive songwriter in Stuart Murdoch’s musical adaptation of Belle and Sebastian’s God Help The Girl (2014). They gained notoriety and internet presence for their cover of Blu Cantrell’s “Breathe” (which may be better than the original) and subsequent music videos and Kitsune remixes. There is no doubting that Years & Years are on the rise to becoming internationally recognized.
Boston-based ex-graffiti artist BREK.ONE opened the show, delivering a well-versed DJ set, painted with hits from the 80’s to the present. For a Monday night, it was nothing short of a dance party.