The journey Sydney band YEEVS has been taking to get to this point is one marked by consistently strengthening songwriting, captivating live shows and a thriving sense of musical identity that drives each release. This year, the trio will release their long awaited debut, self-titled album; from it, YEEVS continue to endear with a passionate cut of indie-rock in Can’t Be Seen.
The urgency of the single springs forth instantly in Bradley Cork’s distinguishable vocals, while the percussion and rhythmic progressions mirror the punch packing music by the likes of Boy & Bear, Modest Mouse and The Teskey Brothers. Can’t Be Seen, exemplary of the band’s spirited approach to producing music, was recorded out on a farm in Wisemans Ferry in regional NSW, before being mastered at Sydney’s Studio 301. “The farm is a magical place, it’s a breeding ground for creativity and stillness, for friendship and solitude and to maintain an amount of escapism from normality (no phone reception and country air will do a lot for you).” YEEVS
Since the band’s inception four years ago, YEEVS have become a captivating force on Sydney’s indie scene, with emotive live shows and a strong interest in furthering themselves sonically positioning the band as ones to watch on the East Coast. Earlier in 2019, YEEVS released Moving Magnets, which offered fans their first insight into the debut YEEVS record; highlighted by depth and richness in tone, the single laid great foundations that Can’t Be Seen has capitalised on.
Working with director Nick McKinlay, YEEVS deliver a fitting visual accompaniment to Can’t be Seen, filmed throughout Sydney’s inner-west, flipping perspective and showing the song in a quirky new light. “The video was shot in various locations around inner-west Sydney including Petersham, Ashfield and Marrickville. We were needing an external character to literally drag around these different settings and locations, so who better than our director Nick McKinlay? The video has a bit of a menacing feel to it but it all works out in the end for all involved.” YEEVS
Taking Can’t Be Seen and ‘YEEVS’ out on the road this September, YEEVS are brandishing a live show that has come together smoothly over the last year. Their group dynamic currently at its creative best, YEEVS are ready to introduce their much anticipated album to fans along the east coast and beyond, with more dates still to come.
YEEVS TOUR DATES
Thursday, September 12th Franks Wild Years Thirroul
Friday, September 13th Parkhouse Hotel Mona Vale
Thursday, September 19th The Bearded Lady Brisbane
Friday, September 27th The Penny Black Melbourne
Saturday, September 28th The Eastern Inn Ballarat
Thanks to Beehive PR