Three Years Younger is an alt-indie sister duo which formed in Suffolk in 2016 when 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 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; 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 'Double Knot'. 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. This kickstarted their confidence to push for a career in music.
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, hand-picked by BBC Introducing, Three Years Younger performed with their band on the Alcove Stage at Latitude Festival to a full tent. After Latitude, Three Years Younger were honoured to receive an NMG Award for 'Rising Star' and went on to support Paris Paloma and Ellie Dixon.