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YOBS YOBS Punk Rock Theory
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 18:05
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Liverpool four-piece YOBS are today announcing their self-titled debut album and sharing the lead single ‘Wasted’, following on from last year’s debut double single ‘Fortune Teller b/w Cemetery Man’. The incoming YOBS LP is unleashed May 3rd 2024 via Fuzz Club.

Taking no prisoners, YOBS deal in hard-edged, primitive garage-punk salvos that race by with a bludgeoning intensity. It’s an abrasive rock’n’roll that will leave your bones rattling as much as your speakers, and ‘Wasted’ is a gloriously scuzzy and hedonistic taste of what’s to come. On the track, front-man Joey Ackland writes:

“I think Wasted came to us in our first session together, it was just dead natural. It was inspired by a heavy weekend at a festival I played, in an old band. We had over-indulged a bit and after crawling to a portaloo, I ended up getting stuck in there for what seemed like a year. Every time I tried to leave I couldn’t find my way out. I ended up sat on the floor, giving myself a bit of a talking to ha! It’s a bit of a stomper, and one that people like to sing along to. Our first ever show was at Mountain Sound Festival in Italy, and when we played it, it just went off. They asked for an encore and we had no other songs... so we played that again, the crowd sang along with the choruses, it was boss. So, we thought this has to be one of the singles.”

Emerging out of the rubble of the now-defunct Liverpool bands Weird Sex (Roadkill Records) and Ohmns, YOBS was kick-started in 2022 and is made up of Joey Ackland (Vocals), Alex Smith (Bass/Vocals), Michael Quinlan (Guitar/Vocals) and George Gebbie (Drums). Their debut full-length, recorded in four days at Hackney Road Studios with “our master and mate” James Aparicio, arrives off the back of a 2023 spent playing rowdy, ear-ringing shows with the likes of A Place To Bury Strangers, Mark Sultan, C.O.F.F.I.N, Alien Nosejob and more.