Lynks, the artist formerly known as Lynks Afrikka, is heading up a new queer revolution bent on complete and utter world domination. So far things are going well! They’ve been tipped by The Guardian, DIY, Loud and Quiet, Jack Saunders (Radio 1), John Kennedy (Radio X) and Elton John (yes, Elton John) as one to watch. Pre-Covid their legendary, life-changing live show had become a certified cult hit, routinely selling out venues across the UK and attracting co-billings with acts like Goat Girl, Confidence Man and Sorry. In these cRaZy aNd UnCeRtAiN TiMeS, one thing is certain: Lynks has not rest. Dropping their debut EP ‘Smash Hits Vol.1 & 2’, which garnered critical acclaim from NME and DIY, they have solidified their status as a singer/songwriter/producer like no other and a true force to be reckoned with.
In merging visceral industrial pop, gender-fuck drag and a legendary live show, Lynks has established a name for themselves remarkably quickly. Emerging from Bristol, via South-London hit-factory The Windmill, they’ve been championed by The Guardian, Loud and Quiet, Jack Saunders and Elton John with the likes of NME, DIY and Daily Star highlighting them as an artist to watch for 2021. Smash Hits Vol.1 was released in July 2020 to acclaim and features ‘How To Be Successful’, a slice of unapologetic existential Gen-Z angst, the rubbery, rule-breaking ‘Str8 Acting’, the playful yet anarchic ‘I Don’t Know What I Want’ and more. Lynks has sold out headline slots across London, Bristol, Edinburgh and Margate, and performed alongside acts such as Goat Girl, Shygirl, Sorry and Scalping.