Leeds based KOYO have been peddling away in their local scene since 2015 have quickly become a driving force in the North’s alt scene. With a ferocious live show and their 2017 debut album picking up rave reviews from some of the country’s top critics, the band went on to to perform at Reading and Leeds, Download and Camden Rocks festivals. Off the back of a tour later last year KOYO now set themselves up for 12 months of new material starting with latest single ‘Before’.
The new single is instantly infectious opening with big grooves and electrifying guitars that quickly develops into moody verses laden with glitchy synths. The mood of ‘Before’ borders between melodic heavy rock, early 00s alt rock and something just a little more modern. It’s the contemporary influence on the track that make it stand out amongst an alternative scene that is starting to gain a head of steam with each passing year – Driven mostly by bands from the North like KOYO.