"Sell out warning! East meets west in a Thai disco / Dutch kosmische nuclear fission of psychedelic joy. Bombastic dancefloor grooves, snaking 12 string guitar lines, kung-fu samples and an amazing back story starting at ballet school. Someone get these guys a film contract! Epic FFO: Khruangbin, Altın Gün, Kikagaku Moyo, the Kill Bill soundtrack."
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held at Strange Brew
on Saturday 17th February. The event starts at 19:00.
- YĪN YĪN -
Yīn Yīn return to Bristol following the release of their upcoming album: Mount Matsu.
Hailing from Holland’s southernmost city of Maastricht, Yīn Yīn entered the scene back in 2019 with the Thai psychrock influenced album The Rabbit that Hunts Tigers, which was followed up in 2022 with the more spiritual and cosmic sounding The Age of Aquarius.
Yīn Yīn’s latest release: Mount Matsu finds the band - who now live and record in a nearby Belgian countryside home and studio - somewhere in between the two first albums as their sound has gradually shifted towards the land of the rising sun: Japan.
Sticking to pentatonic scales, the band’s largely instrumental sound - created with a unique set of instruments including vintage synthesizers and a traditional Chinese string instrument; the ‘Guzheng’, - features big jumps between notes with melodies that are easy to love as they draw the listener into unfamiliar oriental territories.
The songs on Mount Matsu have - for the first time in Yīn Yīn’s lifetime - been co-created by all members of the band. “Art and ideas are personal and precious and the process of doing this truly together has been about more than just making an album, it was also a study of how collectives work,” notes Remy, Yīn Yīn’s bass player since day one.
"Where to place YĪN YĪN on the map? Maybe somewhere between Netherlands and South-East Asia on an imaginary tropical island."
Jazz Cafe, London
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+ Erratic Batting DJs - spinning all manner of oddball oddities.