LA based band Linus Young, formed in 2013 and made up of Joseph Walker & Iris Belson, were introduced by Malay (Grammy award winning producer of Frank Ocean’s critically acclaimed debut ‘Channel Orange’) and immediately connected with each other both musically & creatively.
Originally from New Orleans via Jersey the band now reside in LA. Joe met Malay whilst playing guitar on the Frank Ocean tour about 4 years ago and after hearing the tracks he was working on Malay demanded he meet a friend of his; enter the brilliant Iris and thus the birth of Linus Young. They’ve purposely kept things mysterious, dropping the amazingly cinematic video for first single ‘City of Sin’ online in July, their reputation has been steadily building since and preparing the world for their debut album in 2014.
Their influences span far and wide and include Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Mariah Carey, U2 and Jimmy Hendrix and after supporting The 1975 on tour in America recently, Linus Young will be touring the UK and US early 2014.
‘City of Sin’ will be released in the UK on Sunday 2nd March backed with B side ‘Sister’, their debut album will drop summer 2014.