The slow drip of one-off singles from aYia has resumed with the surprise release of “Sparkle”—the Icelandic trio’s first official track in more than a year. Available to stream below and to buy over at Bedroom Community’s Bandcamp page, the song is a synth-and-sample-laced stunner that sets the bar high for aYia’s upcoming trek alongside Gus Gus.
“It was on this looped day,” the group wrote when asked about its back story, “when you start remembering things over and over again, say the same things, ask the same question twice, like your mind was on goldfish mode. You know when you are so soaked in something that you can’t see how hypnotized you are actually are. That’s when the routine gets deadly.”
We’re still waiting on word of a proper aYia LP. In the meantime, here are the dates and details for their European tour, along with a few other videos that have dropped over the past couple years….
4/25 Paris, France – La Cigale
4/29 Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
5/2 Berlin, Germany – Astra
5/3 Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefährlich
5/4 Leipzig, Germany – UT Connewitz
5/21 Poland, Poznan – B17
5/22 Gdank, Poland – B90
5/24 Warsaw, Poland – Progresja
5/25 Krakow, Poland – Studio
5/26 Wroclaw, Poland – A2