KOYO are Huw Edwards (lead vocals, guitar), Jacob Price (sampling, synthesisers), Seb Knee-Wright (guitars), Dan Comlay (bass) and Tom Higham (drums).
Formed in Leeds, UK in 2015, KOYO have fast become a major factor in the city’s burgeoning music scene. A powerful live force, KOYO create sonic spectacles through soaring layers of sound. Based on their electric live performance they were selected to open the BBC Introducing Stage at the 2017 Reading and Leeds festivals, the latter resulting in a mention in the Guardian Online review. In 2018, they followed up with critically acclaimed performances at Rockaway Beach Festival, Live at Leeds, Camden Rocks, Sheffield Tramlines and the Download festival (and favourably reviewed in Prog magazine)
Their eponymous debut album was released in September 2017 to critical acclaim receiving outstanding press reviews in Q Magazine, Classic Rock Magazine, Planet Rock Magazine, Prog Magazine and Louder than War. The album also made the Top 25 albums of 2017 in Classic Rock, Prog Magazine and Louder than War at #24, #19 and #21 respectively.
In 2019 they have toured and played a number of festivals including The Rambling Man Fair and Bingley Weekender. They have just recorded their second album due for release in May 2020 and plan to release a number of singles between now and then – the first of which is Circles.