You might remember I introduced to the blog, Brisbane indie rock band Yves Klein Blue. Other than busy being played in car ads and touring everywhere, they've settled down to release their first full length album this June, called 'Ragged & Ecstatic'. The track 'Getting Wise' will be the first single released off the new record. And in their 50's reminiscent nature, neon signs and surge of lights and colours; 'Getting Wise' is a nifty swagger pop shamble (yeah I think I just made that up) number with plenty of nods, grooves and beats to tune into. One thing I'm not sure about is the slight religious connotation... I'm not going to go into that, as many have with Cold War Kids. But as the title track suggests, the young band are, musically, finding their feet, shifting between rockabilly and um... soul; but really, it does work. Yves Klein Blue are inventive without having to be orchestral or use a lot quirky instruments. Instead it's nothing more than basics of guitar, bass, drums, piano, voice and a whole lot of heart and enthusiasm.
Single launch shows:
Wed 27 May – The Toff In Town, Melbourne - tickets
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