Maria001_smallMaria Zubova, Media Writer, Music

Maria Zubova and “Maria’s Sound Space…” is a regular column for HorizonVU Music. Maria has a passion for music and she likes to communicate about it. Maria is herself a trained musician. She is follows photography, arts, fashion, and travel. Of course, she frequently attends different concerts and rock festivals.

Hello everyone! Let’s listen to something new and energetic! Welcome “a 6 piece band with an original, distinct and indefinable sound, created from a multitude of worldly musical and cultural influences”-Yes Sir Boss (YSB) – Matt Sellors, Luke Potter, Tom First, Jehan Abdel-Malak, Josh Stopford and Ruben Nimmo. This Bristol-based band combines many styles and musical instruments forming their unique personal identity in the music world. Their songs are truly original with distinct and full sound with elements of everything from a brooding Balkan blues band to a horn injected indie rock outfit.

Not to be overlooked in considering their success are the singers’ voices and, of course, their on-stage delivery. YSB has recently completed a 40 date summer tour playing numerous headline slots at many of the UK’s leading festivals and appearing on various radio shows including live sessions for BBC Radio London and Rob Da Banks Radio 1 show. More recently, they’ve been touring throughout in Europe. We can be sure of one thing – it won’t take much time for YSB to become mainstream. They have opened for Joss Stone’s ‘Soul Session’s 2 Tour’ lined up across Europe. This experience no doubt strengthens the band’s presence on stage and the exposure will surely grow their fan base.

Talking about their music more specifically, their debut album “Desperation State” was released on the 24th September in France and on 8th October in the U.K. The album will be available throughout all of Europe by February 2013. To start you off, I want to suggest highlights of the “Desperation State” CD. One of the brightest songs is “Not Guilty”- an absolute hit, very stylish, extravagant, rhythmic and catchy. It ‘s very easy to remember the melody and you can enjoy singing with YSB.

I think it’s clear that videos are extremely important for artists, but at the same time, they can be too tricky. The music video that supports this track is highly creative, exciting and provocative. It’s a perfect fit with the lyrics and band’s style. I recommend that you to check out their “Never Know” vid. Their live-like video gives you a chance to see all members of the band in “real life”. It’s a kind of concert performance, but with good quality sound at the same time. In discovering the video you’ll get a wonderful feeling of street artists performing purely for the love of music. These people enjoy playing and singing their songs. The energy easily transfers to their listeners.

Is it a good time to talk about the “Desperation State” song that gives the album its title? – for sure it is! Grotesque, memorable, eccentric – it’s a song that catches our attention through wind instruments at the front along with strong the energetic voice of frontman Sellors. In my view, the outstanding song from the “Desperation State” album is “My My”. the track is slow, romantic and very inviting at the beginning moving toward a temerarious solo at the end. All in all, the song is complete from all sides and in all senses.

I call your attention to the song performed by YSB together with Joss Stone – “Mrs #1”. The voices of these different and very talented artists on this song give a wonderful mix and unbelievable effect. It’s a great present to all fans and lovers of their music. I think you’ll enjoy the new album of Yes Sir Boss and I suggest that you get out and see them live! They are young, energetic, and they manage to cope with rather difficult musical styles and rhythms incorporating wind instruments – surprising their listeners. What can I say..best wishes for the band!

Maria Zubova

Comments are welcome. Contact Maria at maria@horizonvumusic.com