Biography

Three Years Younger is an indie-pop 4-piece band, who champion catchy songs, meaningful lyrics and angelic harmonies.

 

Starting out as a duo, the band formed in Suffolk in 2016. Sisters Megan and Charlie Simpson started creating music together while still at school. Both being emotionally driven artists, many of Three Years Younger’s songs have complicated and compelling backstories, which narrate challenging moments in their lives. Having spent the majority of their teenage years in the music industry, Three Years Younger feel they have a unique perspective on growing up, and therefore many of their songs focus on themes such as friendship, loss and betrayal.

 

Their first notable success was performing at the Cambridge Folk Festival in 2018, under the guise 'DoubleKnot'. In 2019, re-branded as 'Three Years Younger' they won the Under 18s Cambridge Band Competition and Kimberley Rew Award (for their song Ghost Ship), and went on to have a summer of festivals including Camp Bestival and the Big Weekend in Cambridge.

 

In 2020, Three Years Younger released their debut Ep Close the Door, which was self-produced during coronavirus isolation. The concept Ep put them on the map, and they received their first live session with BBC Introducing Suffolk. Three Years Younger reached new heights after being scouted by BBC Introducing Suffolk presenter Angelle Joseph to perform at the Cult Café in Ipswich before having their new release Just an Echo promoted on BBC Radio 1. She went on to describe them as “A really exciting band to watch for the future.”

 

In 2022, Three Years Younger progressed to the final of BurySOUND. Max Jerry, the drummer, joined only a few months later, after the band had announced Latitude Festival. Picked by BBC Introducing, they performed on the Alcove Stage to a full tent. After Latitude, Three Years Younger were honoured to receive an NMG Award for 'Rising Star'.