Hayes & Y“Hayes & Y are an exciting new band on the London indie rock scene. Originally from Bulgaria, they have recently moved to London in the hope of building on their success in their home country. Having supported the likes of Kasabian and The Subways, this band is gaining quite a reputation for itself, and past sponsorship deals from H&M and Heineken show that they’re not without influential fans either.

Hayes & Y were playing at The Silver Bullet in Finsbury Park, as part of a Thursday night lineup of up-and-coming music acts. We caught up with them there. Before the show started they spoke a little about the difficulties of relocating to a new country and trying to build up a whole new fanbase. As a band that sells out big shows in Bulgaria, playing to empty rooms or unfriendly audiences is something that they haven’t done in a long time.