Yi have released their new single Ladyfingers. The track is lifted from their debut, ‘EP1,’ which will be out via Hand Drawn Dracula on April 14th. Listen to the single via Soundcloud below or pre-order the EP here.
You can also listen to the first single from ‘EP1’, Not So Dead here via The Line Of Best Fit who said: “Not So Dead starts with a wail of feedback before the track breaks out, driving forward with sludgy guitars and a nagging bassline, while Allen and Crowe echo each others disaffected vocals.”
Not So Dead
More about Yi? Yi was formed in the winter of 2015 by Jordan Allen (Rolemodel) and Jesse Crowe (Beliefs) following their writing collaboration on the track Until for the Jordan’s ‘Rolemodel’ EP. The pair quickly accumulated enough material for two partnered EPs (coming soon via Hand Drawn Dracula). ‘EP1’ features Yi’s first single, Not So Dead, which draws influences from Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr., while ‘EP2’ draws influences from Massive Attack, Sneaker Pimps and Blur.
Yi’s live band evolved in 2016 with the addition of Luke Duross, Patrick McCormack(founding member of Beliefs), and Braeden Craig (Greys), and have thus far been building a home audience in Toronto before embarking towards future festivals and far away cities.
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