Track Written with David Sneddon (Lana Del Rey, Lewis Capaldi)
Fresh Off Tour with Yoke Lore, Shaky Knees, 3 Shows at Primavera Sound; Upcoming: Bonnaroo, Shows Supporting Arlie, Summerfest and More
"Immensely appealing Greek pop star"—New York Times
“Brainy pop inspired by Bernardo Bertolucci, inflected with electronic, folk and other flavours”—The Guardian
Greek artist Leon of Athens has released a sunny new single "Ripped Up T-Shirts" (feat. LA hip hop artist Wes Period) which brings the Greek Island vibes stateside, just in time for summer. For fans of Lauv, Coin, Dayglow, and Surface.
Leon of Athens recently toured with Yoke Lore, performed at Shaky Knees and recently played 3 shows at Primavera Sound. Upcoming shows included Bonnaroo, shows supporting Arlie, and Summerfest.
About Leon Of Athens:
Greek American alt-pop star Leon of Athens channels a similar widescreen pop sensibility as Lauv and MARINA (who he has both supported live) alongside the flamboyant beauty of Sufjan Stevens.
His new single 'Ripped Up T-Shirts" (ft. Wes Period) showcases just why he has become a big live draw across Europe & the US, where he has been confirmed to appear at major international festivals such as Bonnaroo, Primavera, Firefly, Summerfest, Shaky Knees & Okeechobee.
The upcoming EP follows his highly acclaimed album release “Xenos”, championed by the likes of The Guardian, NME, Q, New York Times and more.
Leon has also collaborated with critically- acclaimed alternative rockers Portugal. The Man, who remixed his song ‘Communication’, as well as Oscar-nominated Greek director Yiorgos Lanthimos who created a short film for ‘Baby Asteroid’.
'Ripped Up T-shirts' was written with David Sneddon (Lana Del Rey, Lewis Capaldi).
July 12- Madame Lou's (Seattle, WA) *w/ Arlie, Caroline Kingsbury
July 13- McMenamins Mission Theater (Portland, OR) *w/ Arlie, Caroline Kingsbury
July 14- Goldfield Trading Post (Sacramento, CA) *w/ Arlie, Caroline Kingsbury
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What others are saying about Leon Of Athens:
“Leon of Athens has mastered the art of electronica-tickled melodic pop.”— NME
"Conveying the depth and nuance of ‘Xenos’ in a little over 150 words isn’t easy" - Clash
"Even when he's talking about the deplorable state of things he does it in a way that lifts the heart" - MOJO
“The Greek god of indie-pop” – Wonderland