Overgrown rebels with minimum-wage jobs who listen to anything circa 2006.
Kira, Felan, Charlotte.
YNES initially started as a solo project. As lockdown eased and I started booking gigs, I realised I needed a live band to recreate the studio sound. I found Felan through his partner Molly (who as it turns out only lived around the corner from me). Charlotte and I had just started working a day job together, and she mentioned she was learning bass, so I suggested she come along to practice with us. I’m not sure any of us had any expectation on whether it would be a permanent thing, but we knew we were a band immediately. Serendipity!
Describe your band in one sentence
Kira: We don’t take anything seriously, least of all ourselves.
Felan: It’s DIY enit.
Charlotte: Pink Slip from Freaky Friday.
Who influenced your musical style?
Early 2000’s Britpop mainly – straight out of school loud guitar anthems.
Share with us an interesting anecdote behind any of your songs.
Each verse of ‘Used to Be’ was actually written with a friend in mind – all of whom are still in my life but have moved away at some point. I actually reached out to them all before release to give them a heads up that yes, the lyrics were about them hahah.
If all of you are to be described as an animal, what would they be?
Kira: Probably a meerkat. Just the vibe.
Felan: I think my name means wolf for a reason – A savage on the drums with the mane to match.
Charlotte: A fox.
Your favourite music venue in the UK:
That we’ve played so far… either The George Tavern or The Castle Hotel. Aside from that – can’t decide!
You are sent to Mars, no check in baggage and you can take one record- which one?
I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning by Bright Eyes.
We are proudly Subculture inspired. How about you?
Absolutely! We’re so lucky to have so many subcultures from the past to take inspiration from.