"Dont believe what they say about me / Don't believe a word."

Hailing from the beautiful city of Vienna, indie duo Leyya first caught out eye back in 2015 when they released their debut album Spanish Disco via Las Vegas/Rough Trade. But what are they up to now?

Well, they just released an incredible video for the stupidly catchy 'Zoo'. In fact, it's so good we decided it was the right time to ask Sophie and Marco a couple of important questions about their work, as well as a few dumb ones too. Read on below.

How would you describe yourself in 5 words?

Sophie: easily overlooked because I'm small.

Marco: clumsy, busy, pessimistic, sometimes optimistic.

When was the last time you tried something new?

Sophie: I bought a salmon-pink bass guitar two weeks ago.

Marco: I'm vegetarian and just recently ate salmon for the first time in years - it was quite delicious.

If a movie was made about your life, what actor/actress would play you and what would the film be called?

Kristen Stewart as Sophie, because she has a resting bitch face and Zac Efron as Marco because they used to have the same haircut. The title would be Sometimes the rain smells different in Paris - because a movie title never matches the actual story.

What is the worst thing your parents caught you doing as a kid?

Marco once took a skateboard park into its pieces and rearranged it, because the postions of the ramps made no sense to him. The police didn't have the same opinion, though...

What inspires you?

Music out of different cultures.

What did you dream about last night?

We always dream about the songs or melodies we are currently working on, but that is more of a nightmare...

What's your favourite album of all time?

That is impossible to answer. We listen to a lot of music from different genres and times and by picking one album we would miss out on so many good ones.

What is love?

Theoretically, a chemical reaction in our brains.

Lastly, what are you currently working on?

On our upcoming album, which we've been constantly working on for over two years now and hopefully will be finishing soon.


You can find Leyya over at SoundCloud. For more information on our Introducing series, head here.