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Leeds noisescapers Koyo on blending sax, drugs and angry cows

Meet Leeds noiseniks Koyo, the mind-bending five-piece mixing shoegaze, prog and psychedelia

It’s not easy creating widescreen vistas and majestic sonic cathedrals when you’re playing third support upstairs at a pub in Oswaldtwistle. But any artist worth listening to has to dream big. And we have a strong feeling that it won’t be very long at all before Leeds quintet KOYO are gracing stages that are more obviously suited to their grand musical designs.

You only have to listen to the supersonic yearning of their debut album’s opening track Strange Bird In The Sky to understand that this is a band with big ideas, and much of that aesthetic, singer and guitarist Huw Edwards tells Prog, evolved from their love of ambitious music.


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