Fame Magazine caught up with Yes Sir Boss to chat about their latest single ‘MRS#1′ and what it was like to work with Joss Stone.
Click here to view the full interview
Week 3 of our round-up of songs we’ve been really enjoying the last 7 days.
1. Daft Punk – Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)
So after the many weeks of fakes, remixes and so called “leaks”, it seems a final studio version of the new Daft Punk single has emerged. This tune combines the funky guitar of Nile Rodgers while the N.E.R.D. frontman provides vocals. The full album, “Random Access Memories” comes out 17th May.
2. Empire Of The Sun – Alive
On “Alive,” Empire of the Sun have adopted a bit of the Greg Kurstin model of synths found in the bombastically wonderful latest album by Tegan and Sara, mixed in with some Ellie Goulding-esque tug-at-the-heart-strings production. It’s a future sound replete with sparkling electronic riffs and angelic bridges that swell the heart to gigantic proportions.
3. Yes Sir Boss – MRS#1 (feat. Joss Stone)
The latest single by Bristol based Yes Sir Boss is quite the stamper. Featuring guest vocals from label boss Joss Stone, this is a rousing summer anthem that is bound to get anybody up and dancing. The single is out 22nd April and you can catch Yes Sir Boss on their current UK Tour.
4. FOXES – Beauty Queen
London based singer Foxes returns with the anthemic single ‘Beauty Queen.’ Compared to the likes of Florence and The Machine, the young singer is set to make her own name in the industry when her debut album is released this fall.
Check out this 4 star review for the latest single by Yes Sir Boss in The Daily Mirror.
Yes Sir Boss have premièred their latest music video on the Huffington Post. The track entitled Mrs #1 features guest vocals from Joss Stone, who owns the bands label. It’s the first release from “Stone’d Records”.
The band’s second single is taken from the new album, Desperation State (released October 2012)
Watch the video via the Huffington Post here
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As the end of 2012 approaches, we thought we’d look back through our year here at EMMS and share some of our favourite releases of the year. All a pleasure to work with!
We already have loads of exciting projects lined up for 2013, so stay tuned for lots more new music.
2012 was a big year for 21 year old Moya. She started the year with a beautiful cover of ’I'm Losing More Than I’ll Ever Have’ and ended it with ‘Making Me Fall’ - A Listed for 3 weeks on BBC Radio 2. Hailed by Perez Hilton as “A female Bruno Mars,” tipped by Fearne Cotton on her Radio One show and described as “Provocative, stylish and sassy” by The Daily Mirror – we’re expecting big things for Moya in 2013. Her stunning new single ‘A Little More Love’ is due out early next year, but in the mean time here’s ‘Making Me Fall’
For more information on Moya go to www.moyamusic.com
DARYL HALL AND RUMER
Our round up of 2012 wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the legend that is Daryl Hall. A real return to form this year with his brand new studio album, ‘Laughing Down Crying,’ which won him praise everywhere from the Telegraph, Times and Q Magazine. There was the sold out gig at Shepherd’s Bush too, which featured guest appearances from both KT Tunstall and Rumer. The latter of which also appeared on Daryl’s now famous ‘Live From Daryl’s House. Here’ s our favourite from that session, Daryl and Rumer singing Hall & Oates classic, ‘Can’t Go For That.’
For more information on Daryl go to www.livefromdarylshouse.com
GABBY YOUNG & OTHER ANIMALS
A great year for Gabby Young, who had lots of acclaim for her album ‘The Band Called Out For More.’ Glowing reviews everywhere from The Guardian, FT, Clash and the Fly. ‘Walk Away’ was one of our favourite tracks off the album, and also the second single, released back in October. Check out Gabby and her dad here, and expect to be hearing a lot more from her and the Animals in 2013
For more information on Gabby go to www.giftofthegabrecords.com
We’ve worked with Anja throughout the year, and pleased to see her music finally getting the recognition it deserves. Q likened her to “A Romany gypsy cabaret show” whilst This Is Fake DIY was “Taken aback by the sheer level of beauty.” It’s hard to pick a favourite from Anja, but we’d suggest starting with the lovely ‘Italian Song’:
For more information on Anja go to www.anjamccloskey.co.uk
Another One to Watch for 2013, Scarlette Fever’s debut single ‘Crash & Burn’ hit the BBC Radio 2′s B-list last year in the UK, and reached #2 on the Billboard Breakout Club Chart in the USA. This year she followed it with another Radio 2 B-list for widescreen ballad ‘Elated,’ along with national press acclaim. She’s currently in the studio recording new material with Julian Emery (Lissie, McFly, Newton Faulkner) and has spent the latter half of this year performing, writing and recording in the US.
Here’s one of our favourites from this year: ‘Hour Of Sunshine’
For more information on Scarlette go to www.scarlettefever.co.uk
YES SIR BOSS
Yes Sir Boss are the first band signed to Joss Stones label Stone’d Records. They released their debut single ‘Not Guilty’ earlier this year, taken from their debut album Desperation State. They’ll be back in 2013 with their duet with Joss, until then here’s ‘Not Guilty’:
For more information on Yes Sir Boss go to www.yessirboss.com
Last but by no means least, is Helen Boulding. She released her long-awaited second album ‘Calling All Angels’ this year, led by lovely single ‘The Innocents’ :
For more information on Helen go to www.helenboulding.com
Posted in Yes Sir Boss, tagged alternative music, bristol bands, jazz, joss stone, music, new music, ska, Star Mag, Star Magazine, stone'd records, Yes Sir Boss on October 24, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Just down from the hive of activity that is Camden Town station, Jehan Abdel-Malak’s saxophone casts a silhouette appropriately on the window and The Jazz Café rapidly fills to its capacity; it’s a sell out for Bristol sextet Yes Sir Boss.
The crowd take well to support Joe Driscoll, who reminds me of a less produced Ed Sheeran, with a wonderfully warm, raw and honest tone to his sound. Next up we have Yes Sir Boss who kick off their set with the brilliant ‘Desperation State’, taken from their debut album of the same name. Signed to Joss Stones new label – Stone’d records, they’ve been hailed as ones to watch this year and it takes no time to realise why.
From the first note they are unbelievably tight, and while they create a much feistier sound live than on their album it’s not overwhelming, instead just reinforcing the sheer strength of their songs and ability. The heavy beat and deep bass lines engross the audience and by the time we reach the end of the first song the entire Jazz Club are moving their feet. Lead singer Matthew Sellor belts out all of the tracks with passion, complimented beautifully by bassist Josh Stoppford’s softer melodic harmonies. As the set progresses it becomes apparent that most of the band are multi-talented, playing more than one instrument with ease. The horn section are flawless and bring some of the traditional into this contemporary ska explosion. Notable tracks in the set include ‘Desperation State’, ‘Na Na Ooh’, ‘Pretty things’, and ‘Not Guilty’.
Matty is as brilliantly engaging live as he is on the album, the audience were onside from the first song but by the end of the encore they’ve practically brought the house down. I leave the Jazz club with no doubt that YSB are a brilliant band, hard to define by genre, but I highly recommend you check them out live if you can, just don’t forget your dancing shoes.