ONE of their tracks may have attracted two million Spotify streams but a band soon to play their first-ever Harrogate gig say it is great to be coming home.

Set to headline at Bilton WMC on December 13 in a double bill with fellow successful young Harrogate musician Scott Quinn, electronic pop duo Litany have been together in one form or another since they first met at Harrogate Grammar School.

Litany's vocalist, Beth Cornell, says: "We've worked hard to be a good pop writers. We've had the best year ever and we can't wait to play in Harrogate."

Now both aged 23, Beth and Jake Nicolaides are at the point where they headline gigs in London and their self-written singles and EPs are a major event, boasting an irresistible musical mix of intelligence, emotion and melody.

Litany's early single, Woman, made in collaboration with Chicago rapper Appleby, earned them a number one spot on The Hype Machine, followed by Work This Out hitting nearly two million streams on Spotify.

This melodic alternative-electronic pop duo's debut EP Four Track made a similarly big impression earlier this year while their music has graced the soundtrack for the reality television show Made In Chelsea too.

A fan of The Beatles, Animal Collective and Radiohead, Jake – who also went to St Aidan's High School – is slightly more left-field and concerned with production. Beth, on the other hand, loves strong female vocalists such as Betty Wright and Jessie Ware, and although several tracks betray dancefloor influences, they both love the intelligent pop of Metronomy.

Sophisticated on record releases, Beth's power and emotion comes through on stage even more, as can be witnessed at festival appearances next summer. Whether that side of her comes out in the series of releases this hard-working duo have planned for a busy 2018 is another matter, but the crowd at their Charm Night show at Bilton WMC on December 13 are sure to experience the full picture.

That night, vocalist Beth and keyboards player and guitarist Jake will be joined at their 7.30pm gig by Hugh McDermott, on bass and keyboards, and Michael Turnbull on drums. Tickets are available at the Harrogate Theatre box office in person, at, on 01423 502116 and from Bilton WMC.