After the spiky agitpop of Social Politics and the equally thrilling Pretty Face, Yassassin are clearly a band with a message who take no prisoners ( literally in their new video). They return with a beguiling mix of insouciant, beguiling garage psych in the form of Cherry Pie. It’s a tune that starts almost seductively before it spirals into an unhinged finale and once again marks them out as a band who we will be tipping for big things over the next year or so. There’s nothing contrived about their sound, it comes across as something that flows naturally from them and there’s an undercurrent of confrontation and menace in their oeuvre which makes for a thrilling listen. They release the sort of music that makes you think … “wow I bet these are epic live” ( and we have it on good authority this is indeed the case!) Thankfully we’ll get a chance to catch them when they play Liverpool Psych Fest in a couple of months.
“‘Cherry Pie’ definitely has a dual attitude”, Yassassin explain. “It has always sounded dark and sleazy; it’s a confession to an obsession that in the end spirals into madness. The song embodies the mania and infatuation of when you’ve just met someone but you have no idea what’s going on in each other’s heads at all. It’s exciting but overwhelming and suddenly, passion can turn into irrationality. Everyone can relate to that feeling – being blinded by desire.”
Their debut EP Vitamin Y produced by Dave Allen (The Cure, Neneh Cherry) and mixed by Mike Moore (Liam Gallagher) and will be released on September 1. Shortly after its digital release, Vitamin Y will be released on a limited edition transparent blue 12” vinyl through the support of PRS Foundation Flash Funding and Key Production Group.
VITAMIN Y TRACKLISTING:
Mermaidistic Personality Disorder
Seasoned Like A Chicken
Vitamin Y is available to pre-order on 12” vinyl HERE.
Sat 22 Jul – Nozstock Festival, Herefordshire
Sun 23 Jul – Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
Sat 12 Aug – Leefest, Kent
Weds 23 Aug – Fluffer Pit Party w/ Deap Vally, Secret Location, London
Sat 26 Aug – Caberet Vert Festival, France
Wed 13 Sept – Selfridges: Music Matters, London
Thurs 21 Sept – Lending Rooms, Leeds
Fri 22 Sept – Liverpool Psych Festival, Liverpool
Sun 01 Oct – The Prince Albert, Brighton
Sun 08 Oct – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
Thurs 12 Oct – The Waiting Room, London