Young London is a dance-pop duo made up of Matt Rhoades and Sarah Graziani. The pair met in Boston in 2010, when Sarah came to Matt’s studio to perform guest vocals on a track for a mutual friend. Matt and Sarah began writing music together, and performed their first set as Young London at South by Southwest 2011.
The success of their debut performance led them to Los Angeles to record a full-length album with producer Mark Maxwell (3OH!3, Boys Like Girls). The self-titled debut was released in January of 2012 and lauded by Substream Magazine: “…fans will love Young London for giving them a reason to get up and dance like nobody’s watching.” The album’s lead single “Let Me Go” garnered commercial attention, and can be heard in shopping malls, fitness centers, and other retail locations worldwide.
2012 brought major touring for Young London, as they joined the likes of The Used, Breathe Carolina and All Time Low on the Vans Warped Tour. In the fall, the duo set out on “The Let Me Go Tour”, their first US headliner. They closed out the year as direct support for The Dangerous Summer on their holiday tour, “A Winter Celebration”.
Matt and Sarah spent the early months of 2013 penning songs for a new EP, “Instincts”. The EP was self-released in June, and earned itself a spot on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. The release coincided with the start of Vans Warped Tour 2013, where Young London played the Spotify stage in 40 cities across the US and Canada. The duo followed up the tour with a fall US co-headliner, sharing the bill with fellow Warped Tour artist Goldhouse.
The duo recently received their first song placement in a television show, when their song “That Feeling” was featured on the Season 2 premiere of Bravo’s “Vanderpump Rules”.