LIO is an ambient alt-pop format fronted by Leonie Sloots. The Netherlands-born, Sheffield-based songwriter has taken the stage supporting acts such as Estrons, Stevie Parker, Skinny Pelembe, Slow Club, Our Girl and While She Sleeps.

In May 2018 LIO launched as a full band, further building their eclectic sound compared to the likes of Florence and the Machine and Daughter. They quickly gathered momentum on the Sheffield music scene and beyond through multiple festival appearances (Outlines, Tramlines, Y Not Festival), radio play (Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing Sheffield, Sheffield Live, Jelli Records Music Show) and their O2 Academy Sheffield debut supporting King No-One.