Check out Glamour.com's Interview With BOY And Premiere Of "Waitress [Acoustic]" HERE
BOY’s Performance Of “Little Numbers” At The Current’s Studio Featured On NPR Music’s “Favorite Sessions.” Watch HERE
MTV Iggy Features Exclusive Performance Of “Oh Boy”
And Interview HERE
Swiss/German female duo BOY will return to North America for a small run of May dates, starting May 13th with a live taping at Boulder’s eTown Hall alongside City And Colour. These dates follow a hugely successful premiere North American tour last month in support of the band’s critically acclaimed debut album, Mutual Friends, featuring infectious single “Little Numbers.”
The ladies of BOY, Swiss-born Valeska Steiner and German-born Sonja Glass, charmed their way across North America last month, starting with a sold-out show at Joe’s Pub. In a live review, Jon Pareles of The New York Times wrote: "BOY writes and sings tuneful, friendly, forthright pop-folk songs about life and relationships...cradled by melodies with a comfortable lilt and by Ms. Steiner’s sweet, unfailingly precise lead vocals…Boy brings a pastry chef’s skill to its music; there’s structure behind the sweetness."
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Before they headed back to Hamburg, the ladies of BOY (and touring band member Deniz Erarslan) stopped by the Flavorpill headquarters in NYC for a special session and interactive Q&A with fans. As part of Flavorpill's Sony Sessions with Livestream, the band performed a handful of tracks from their critically-acclaimed debut album Mutual Friends and chatted with fans over the course of 45-minutes. Check it out above and stay tuned for more news from BOY.
BOY met up with the lovely folks at Yours Tru.ly earlier this month in San Francisco and filmed this gorgeous acoustic performance of "Oh Boy" overlooking the city.
The Swiss/German duo have spent the last month charming audiences across the country as they tour in support of their debut album Mutual Friends. The pair launched theirfirst ever tour of North America on March 1 with a sold-out show at NYC's Joe's Pub, and went on to sell out venues in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, San Diego, two shows in both Chicago and Minneapolis, Philadelphia, DC, Toronto and Montreal. The girls wrap up this hugely successful tour with a final NYC show at the Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night, Friday, March 29th, which is also on track to sell out.
Mutual Friends debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #13, and broke into the Billboard Top 200 in its second week at #179, bringing them up to #5 on Heatseekers. The album remains on the Heatseekrs Chart as infectious single "Little Numbers," which boasts more than 8 million views on YouTube, makes its Triple A Top 30 chart debut this week. BOY has made fans at influential radio stations across the country, appearing in-studio for KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic,"KCMP's "The Current,"WXPN's "World Cafe" and more. Additionally, MTV2 has added BOY and "Little Numbers" to "Artists To Watch."
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Artists from Nettwerk’s label, management and publishing (NW1) divisions are getting ready to make their way down to Austin. Below, please find information and showcase schedules for each attending artist: BOY, Family of the Year, Current Swell, Hey Ocean!, Savoir Adore, Royal Canoe, The Cadillac Three and SHEL.
BOY (Label) https://www.facebook.com/listentoboy
Chosen as one of NPR Music’s “Austin 100,” this Swiss/German female duo makes their SXSW debut as their album Mutual Friends lands at #13 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. The album is already Gold-certified in Germany, with infectious single “Little Numbers” boasting close to 8 million views on YouTube. The ladies of BOY have enjoyed a welcoming reception in the States from media, industry folks and fans alike, with featured coverage in major national outlets like The New York Times, Billboard, Cosmopolitan, Alternative Press, Filter, Bust and many more. In the coming days and weeks, the ladies of BOY will appear on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, WXPN’s World Café and Sirius XM’s Spectrum and Coffee House. “Little Numbers” was chosen as iTunes “Single of the Week,” as well as Starbucks’ “Pick of the Week.”
Wed, March 13 3:00pm - KCRW Party @ Radio Day Stage/Convention Center
Wed, March 13 11:30pm - Central Presbyterian Church
Thur, March 14 12:30pm - 98.7/iHeartRadio @ Empire
Thur, March 14 2:45pm - HomeSlice Pizza MXTS Party @ Homeslice Pizza
Thur, March 14 7:00pm - Bust Magazine Presents @ 4407 Ave C
Fri, March 15 12:00am - The Show @ Hickory Street
Sat, March 16 1:30pm - Baeble Music’s Launch Pad Party @ Peckerheads
FAMILY OF THE YEAR (Label/Management) https://www.facebook.com/familyoftheyear Since the release of Loma Vista, FOTY has been included in Entertainment Weekly’s “15 New Stars We Love,” Paste Magazine/SonicBids “Emerging artists of 2013,” Billboard Magazine’s “Bubbling Under,” KCRW’S “Local Bands We Love” and featured as Interview Magazine’s “Discovery” band. With standout track “Hero,” FOTY has made a run of late-night TV appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, CONAN and two episodes of Late Night With Carson Daly. Four weeks since their Billboard radio chart debut, "Hero" cracks Top 5 on the Triple A Top 30 Radio Chart and Top 20 at Alternative Radio (amongst the 5 most added at the format). By what now constitutes the core of FOTY—Joe Keefe (vocals, guitar), Sebastian Keefe (drums, vocals), James Buckey (guitar, vocals), and Christina Schroeter (keyboards, vocals)—the group has shared the stage with notable artists such as fun., Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Walk The Moon, Good Old War, Grouplove, and others. What’s next? A 2013 North American headline tour with friends The Mowgli’s.
Wed, March 13 7:45pm – Austin City Limits Live SXSW Showcase @ Moody’s Theatre
Thur, March 14 4:00pm – KCSN Showcase @ Radio Day Stage/Austin Convention Center
Fri, March 15 12:15pm - 98.7/iHeartRadio @ Empire
"BOY writes and sings tuneful, friendly, forthright pop-folk songs about life and relationships...The lyrics are in idiomatic American English, cradled by melodies with a comfortable lilt and by Ms. Steiner’s sweet, unfailingly precise lead vocals….Boy brings a pastry chef’s skill to its music; there’s structure behind the sweetness." -- The New York Times (Live Review)
“This band’s about to go pop!” – NylonMag.com
“Great pop songs are boiled-down emotion – a simple line or melody that says it all...Swiss-German duo BOY nails it with viral hit ‘Little Numbers’...simple, catchy, effective.” -- Billboard Magazine
“The duo BOY...pound out bouncy melodies and hand-clap their way through the addictive Mutual Friends.” – Cosmopolitan
“breezy, relatable indie-pop songs...” – Alternative Press
“The debut effort put forth by this Hamburg-based duo is as bubbly and rosy-cheeked as any playful kid...Attaboy!” – Filter Magazine
“I predict a mainstream takeover.” – TheWildHoneypie.com
Hamburg-based duo BOY has finally landed Stateside. The indie pop duo released their debut album Mutual Friendslast week, and today it enters the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #13, while their infectious single “Little Numbers” is currently featured as the iTunes “Single of the Week” in the U.S. and Canada (Mexico will follow on April 2).
BOY launched their first North American tour last week with a sold-out show at NYC’s Joe’s Pub, followed by a second sold-out show at Brooklyn’s Union Hall, causing the band to add a third New York City date on March 29 at the Bowery Ballroom. The duo will play San Francisco (3/6), Los Angeles (3/8) and San Diego (3/9) before making their way down to Austin for their SXSW debut.
Chosen by NPR Music for inclusion in “The Austin 100” preview (“100 Artists Worth Discovering At SXSW”), BOY’s Austin run begins on Wednesday, March 13 with KCRW Party at the Radio Day Stage (Austin Convention Center), where they share a bill with Jake Bugg and Devendra Banhart. They’ll also appear at the Central Presbyterian Church, the 98.7/IHeartRadio party, Bust Magazine Presents, HomeSlice Pizza “Music By The Slice,” Baeble Music’s Indie Launch Pad, and The Show At Hickory Street.
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Listen To Mutual Friends Exclusively On NylonMag.com Here
Swiss/German female duo BOY will celebrate the Stateside release of their debut album, Mutual Friends (Feb 26), with their first-ever North American tour, which launches in New York City next Friday, March 1 at Joe's Pub (sold-out). The ladies, who also play Union Hall in Brooklyn on Saturday, March 2 before heading across the country, have just announced they'll be back in New York City to finish this round of dates with a newly added show at the Bowery Ballroom on Friday, March 29. BOY will also make their debut appearance at SXSW next month with various showcases, including the official day party for KCRW, Los Angeles's influential NPR affiliate, alongside Jake Bugg and Devendra Banhart on March 13.
Mutual Friends is already Gold-certified in Germany, with lead single "Little Numbers" boasting more than 7.5 million views on YouTube. BOY has enjoyed a welcoming reception in the States from media, industry folks and fans alike. The ladies are featured in the current issues of Billboard Magazine ("Scouting Report") and Cosmopolitan ("Meet Your New Favorite Band"), and today, Nylon Magazine exclusively premiered Mutual Friends on their website. "Little Numbers" was just featured as RollingStone.com's "Daily Download," and will be Starbucks' "Pick Of The Week" next week. In the coming days, the band will see coverage in outlets like Bust, Filter, FoamMagazine.com,AOL Spinner,BaebleMusic.comand Alternative Press'anticipated yearly issue "100 Bands You Need To Know." They've had recent TV syncs on the CW's Beauty and the Beast and 90210, as well as ABC Family's Switched At Birth. In addition to performing at KCRW's SXSW Day Party, BOY will also appear on "Morning Becomes Eclectic."
Check Out Nettwerk Records' Label Profile On Billboard.comHERE
Nettwerk Music Grouphas started off the New Year on a high note, coming off of an exciting 2012 across all facets of the company.
On the management side, the biggest story of the year was fun., who broke out with their smash single “We Are Young feat. Janelle Monae” from sophomore album Some Nights (Fueled by Ramen). The single has gone on to sell over 10.5 million digital copies worldwide and boasts more than 160 million YouTube views, while the album has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide. The band ended the year with six Grammy® nominations including Album of the Year, Best New Artist and Song of the Year.
Internationally, Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Wanting (who is signed to Nettwerk's management, label and publishing rosters) saw her debut album, Everything In The World, explode in and around China, going Triple Platinum in China and Hong Kong and Platinum in Malaysia and Taiwan. Wanting is nominated for 10 Chinese Music Chart Awards (similar to the Grammy Awards), including Best New Artist, Album of the Year and Singer/Songwriter of the Year.
LA-based band Family of the Year, who sits on Nettwerk’s management and label rosters, saw a local buzz early last year grow into full-fledged national acclaim. Their track “Hero” debuted at #28 on the Triple A Chart (now Top 10), leading Billboard Magazine to highlight them in their “Bubbling Under” weekly feature. The band has seen huge licensing success, with tracks featured in the HBO series Girls, a national Advil television commercial, and a major placement in the anticipated film Thanks For Sharing, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo. They ended 2012 with their debut national TV appearance on Last Call with Carson Daly, and a nod from the Huffington Post, which said, "Family of the Year should be going places besides their next tour stop. Loma Vista is pure pop bliss...it deserves to appear on many year-end Top 10 lists."
Label artist Passenger started off 2013 with his latest album, All The Little Lights,achieving its highest chart ranking (#7) on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, where it has appeared for 22 straight weeks and counting. The video for lead single “Let Her Go” exploded on YouTube, gaining 6 million views over two months and bringing the current total to 7 million. In the UK, iTunes named All The Little Lights the “Best Singer/Songwriter Album of 2012.” Passenger’s fan-base grew exponentially after extensive tour dates with Ed Sheeran in the U.S. and Europe, leading to his own sold-out debut headline tour in December. He is currently in the midst of a sold-out UK/European headline run.
Hamburg-based indie pop duo BOY is set to make their North American debut with the release of Mutual Friends on February 26, 2013. The album’s infectious first single “Little Numbers,” which has garnered more than 6.5 million YouTube views, is available today on iTunes, along with b-side “Skin (acoustic version).” In support of the release, the ladies of BOY will embark on their first proper tour of the States, starting Friday, March 1 in New York City at Joe’s Pub (full list of dates below).
BOY is comprised of Swiss-born Valeska Steiner and German-born Sonja Glass (neither of which are boys). The two met serendipitously when they participated in a prestigious music workshop in Hamburg. They immediately bonded over their classical-music training and a mutual love of the French band Phoenix. Before long, they decided to form a band and began writing what would become Mutual Friends.
Watch The Video For “Little Numbers” Here
Watch The Video For “Skin (Acoustic Version)” Here:
Mutual Friends is an autobiographical affair, comprised of smart, sharply-observed songs that resonate because they’re about everyday life. The hooks are contagious and the lyrics are straight from the heart. “It's about arrivals and new beginnings,” explains Valeska. “About hopes and dreams and aspirations. We want to make music that's positive and hopeful,” she says. “There is more to music than heartbreak and loss,” agrees Sonja. The album has already achieved Gold status in Germany, where it has sold more than 100,000 copies.
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Nettwerk Music Group is excited to announce the latest addition to its label roster, BOY – a contagious confection that is spreading across the internet like wildfire. Since conquering their native Germany and Switzerland, the Hamburg-based duo is ready to ship their sharp brand of pop to the rest of the world.
Nettwerk will release BOY’s debut album, Mutual Friends, in North America early next year, with tour dates to follow. The album has already sold over 100,000 copies in Germany, while their irresistible debut single “Little Numbers” boasts over 6 million YouTube views and counting (watch above).
Of the signing, Nettwerk Co-founder and VP of International A&R/Publishing Mark Jowett says, “Nettwerk is thrilled to have signed BOY. They have crafted this album like a perfect diamond…with gorgeous vocals, timeless lyrics and impeccable arrangements. We can't wait to share their fantastic debut with North America.”
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You don’t have to spend long in the company of Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass to work out the secret behind the success of Swiss/German duo BOY’s debut album. Mutual Friends is a magical collection of songs – suffused with equal parts joy and melancholy – that reflects the two women’s personalities flawlessly. Mutual Friends is an album of simple, heartfelt pop decorated with art school elegance and occasional folky flourishes. Their infectiously catchy single, "Little Numbers," has collected more than 7 million views on YouTube.