Years & Years top the poll as 2015's hottest act.
Years & Years have topped the BBC Sound Of 2015 list, after making an impact over the course of 2014 supporting the winner of last year's poll Sam Smith on tour and breaking through with singles 'Take Shelter' and 'Desire'.
Years & Years are the BBC's Sound Of 2015
The London trio have beaten the likes of James Bay, Stormzy, Raury and George The Poet to the top spot as this year's most exciting act as they prepare to unveil yet another single this Spring. The band; who are Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Turkmen; formed in 2010 and made their breakthrough in 2012 with single 'I Wish I Knew'. Fast-forward to 2014 and they were quickly becoming one of the UK's top synthpop bands of the day, having appeared on The Magician's hit single 'Sunlight' and touring across the country with Sam Smith and Clean Bandit.
Shortlisted for the Brits Critics Choice Award, Years & Years wowed us with their first Polydor EP 'Take Shelter' and are now set to unleash their first single since winning BBC Sound Of 2015, entitled 'King'. The song has already premiered as Zane Lowe's Hottest Record and is bound to be performed live in their upcoming shows, which includes two headline dates in New York (January 26th and 27th 2015) and a set of UK dates towards the end of February. They are also set to play a handful of European festivals over the coming months.
'People are going to listen to what we're going to do, and we've just got to not muck it up', Olly told BBC News after winning the poll. 'We've got to make the most of it and deliver.'
Years & Years' single 'King' will be released on March 1st 2015.