Yukina's new sound sure to stick around
SEVEN- PIECE TO LAUNCH ALBUM IN SEPTEMBER
WE'VE had nu rave, dance punk and dub-step - now prepare yourself for swamp disco. That's the sound eminating from Yukina, a seven-piece outfit with a distinct Fingal flavour who are set to launch their debut album in September.
The brainchild of Portmarnock native, Stuart Doyle, Yukina unveiled their new single ' Stuck' at The Button Factory last Saturday and are formulating big plans for the coming months.
After unsuccessful attempts to launch a band, Stuart went solo in Spain, testing and developing his own sound.
' When I was six, I remember my aunt was listening to Roxy Music and I was entranced,' he said. ' She was so taken by my reaction that she gave me the album.
' There was something in the sound that I couldn't describe. It wasn't until I grew up that I found out what that sound was - it was sleaze.'
Influenced by Roxy, as well as Blondie, The Ramones, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Rory Gallagher and more, Stuart set about creating his own ' swamp disco'.
After returning to Ireland, he put together a demo with his sister Julie - ' Comin' Round' - before enlisting Balbriggan bassist, Alan Sheridan and Scott Davis, Mark Carroll and Myriam Leon.
' We put on a great show and give it our all,' frontman Stuart continued. ' We have big guitars, big bass sound, a growling lead singer, sweet harmonies from the girls, maracas from Spain, a drummer schooled in Brazilian beats and a lunatic percussionist.'
' At the heart of it, we're a rock ' n' roll band, but we've got a sensitive side,' Alan added. The band have also recruited Stuart's uncle, Dave Delaney, a veteran roadie on the Irish live circuit, directing their live gigs and sound production.
Yukina release their first album, ' Swamp Disco', on September 24th at the Button Factory and will also be aiming to spread their sounds far and wide.
' We are hoping to bring our music everywhere,' Stuart said. ' We will be visiting the UK, Germany, Switzerland, France and Spain in the near future, with plans being laid for the US and Canada, touring to promote our debut album.'