In 2018 AYU played her first festival season in Europe, striking with her signature ayuanic dance moves at e.g. Gurtenfestival Bern (w/ Gorillaz, MØ, alt-J or Alice Merton) or Moon and Stars Locarno (w/ Rita Ora or Emeli Sandé) or L-Beach Festival, where after her gig on the newcomer stage she could jump in on the main stage for Joan As Police Woman. In autumn she supported the German shows of POLIÇA x s t a r g a z e or Eleanor Friedberger. AYU released her debut single Kings & Queens in the summer of 2018. In 2019 AYU released her second and third song Another Mess, I and Throw Roses. Now she is back in the studio where she is working on her debut album. Also she is playing a few chosen festival such as Reeperbahn Festival and support shows e.g. as opening act for Vök.
AYU played 4 live shows at Reeperbahn Festival 2019. Her new song Striking Matches is OUT NOW!
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