Meet the Musician – LAYKS

WHO? Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Sam Martin aka LAYKS

GENRE? Dreamy Indie Pop

FOR FANS OF: The 1975, Declan Mckenna and DMA’s.

WHY WE ARE DIGGIN THEM: A Fresh new sound with influences from The 1975 and Catfish but with Sam’s own personal style. Mark our words, this guy is going places!

THE MUSIC FILES’ FAVOURITE TRACK: Another Day. As soon as we heard it, we were absolutely gripped. There’s just this sense of beauty throughout the track that makes listeners want to escape from reality. Sam’s vocals carry this raw emotion that is extremely rare to find. Think The 1975 – Paris meets DMA’s cover of Cher’s Believe. There is something truly special about this track, you only need to listen to it once to know what we mean.

THE MUSIC FILES’ FAVOURITE LYRICS: ‘How can we be sure is this the end, are we real or are we internet friends?‘ (Internet Friends, July 2020)

CAREER AND GIG HIGHLIGHTS:  Having toured his own music as a solo artist across the UK and Europe for the past five years, supporting the likes of James Bay, Catfish and The Bottlemen and The 1975. Sam Martin’s latest musical project has come in the form his new dreamy indie pop inspired alias LAYKS. After flying to LA alone in 2019, Sam’s love for state-side indie artists grew and inspired the new music he is currently releasing. With sounds reminiscent of 80’s dream pop combined with heartfelt alternative blues songwriting and neo soul guitar work, LAYKS draws inspiration from many corners of the sonic world and creates something that feels honest and relatable.

Make sure you keep up-to-date with LAYKS by following him on his socials below…


Instagram: @thisislayks

Twitter: @thisislayks

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