Indie-pop foursome, Hayes & Y, today premiere their disco-dipped track, “All Pressure/No Pleasure” with EUPHORIA. Magazine.
Drawing similarities to White Lies and Everything Everything, Hayes & Y craft richly tapestried soundscapes that spill over with emotion. It’s their ability to blend their sonic influences – 80s electronic and contemporary indie- that set the band apart.
Out tomorrow, “All Pressure/ No Pleasure” looks at the social pressures we face on a daily basis – from working and earning money to doing what’s generally expected of you. “I feel that’s something that has been troubling people for a long time,” lead singer and composer, Blagoslav, explains. “Conformity comes easy for some people, but others really struggle with it and find it hard to find their place in a society, where it is paramount.”
“Straight from the start/All I could do is feel the pressure [Make me feel the pressure]/ Take it apart/ I’ve been confusing pain with pleasure,” Blagoslav sings on the chorus. You can imagine belting it out in a muddy festival field, or shoulder to shoulder with friends and fans in a packed-out venue.
Hailing from Bulgaria and Finland, Hayes & Y moved to Manchester four years ago and quickly snagged gigs at the city’s iconic Night & Day Cafe, as well as London’s Dublin Castle and an enviable slot on the Spirit of Burgas festival in Bulgaria supporting indie-rock kings, Kasabian. Hopefully, it won’t be long until we can see them play live again.
Listen to “All Pressure/No Pleasure” for the first time below: