The YuYa
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The YuYa

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
Band Alternative Acoustic




"The Yuya play "When the Music is Over" and chat to Graham on The Robert Elms Show"

" god it was amazing, like I was hit by a frying pan..." - BBC London

"New Year Ninety 2012 (60 to 51)"

Bands to watch out for in 2012 (Number 52) - Indie Bands Blog

"The YuYa - It's Better"

You could almost be reclining on an exotic beach somewhere with a coconut in hand and a hula skirt flapping around your waist, upon listening to ‘It’s Better’ from new-fangled and London bred band The YuYa. The debut single is taken from their first album, ‘A Boy, A Queen and A Fish’, which is set to hit store shelves in October 2011.

With the instrumental panache of Eliseo Soardi plucking his guitar, and the flamboyant vocals of London born Constance Dalrymple, the pair emits a somewhat Caribbean-esque vibe; a strange yet perfectly apt musical fusion which dithers between indie-folk and even a little bit of reggae. ‘It’s Better’ smacks of mellow tones and relaxed chord changes; contributing to the irreplaceable lackadaisical feel, which screams sunsets, sand and fiestas. The simplistic lyrics and lengthy pauses between words suggest a laidback and tranquil atmosphere, and the airiness of Constance’s vocals could cheer anybody up on a bad day. Her voice is unusual to say the least, and its originality is what makes the song work so perfectly. Resembling slightly the dulcet tones of Nina Simone, a woman whose voice took centre stage during the 1960s, Constance’s voice echoes sparks of soul music of a different era. Italian born Eliseo Soardi brings an indispensable acoustic flavour to the track also. The careful picking of each string is reminiscent of summertime, and the calm nature of the track is once again highlighted thanks to the successful blending of the instruments and vocals.

Despite the festival feel of ‘It’s Better’, this is a perfect song for any time of year, as it is both meaningful and cheery, and could most certainly brighten up anybody’s day. - Live Music Scene

"The YuYa – Naked / Rocketman Single"

Day Job Records is an indie label set up by Stuart Anderson (of indie band Leisurama) & Greg Chastang in the UK.
Recently we had the pleasure of pressing a 2 track EP for one of their clients, The YuYa. “Naked” is the A side, and is one of the catchiest and original indie tunes I’ve heard in a long time. Not too much, not too little, it features fun vocals, smooth rhymes and a steady bongo beat.
Check out some videos of YuYa on their YouTube (ha!) channel here.
There is also a great writeup about Day Job Records here at The Unsigned Guide, a great website for indepedent music, musicians and labels. - Mobineko

"The YuYa | It’s Better – review"

Opening with It’s Better, the single immediately swathes the listener warming Meade. Intoxicating summer evening flavours waft out of the speakers as the the music wraps me up in a gently swaying breeze. Some clever deconstruction of rhythm demands engagement, as a diversity of percussion and lazy acoustics blend neatly to a guttural vocal.
Daughter, mixes Latin and North African snips to generate demand for another al-fresco session. Smartly crafted instrumentation adds depth to the output.
The YuYa have the ability to whisk the audience away to spaces warm and breezy, their debut Album, A Boy, A Queen and A Fish, due out in October is something to add to the diary. - Indie Bands Blog


Debut LP: A Boy, A Queen & A Fish (release April 2012)

Single: Kill Lucy (Digital) (release March 2012)

Single: It's Better (Digital) b-side: Daughter (released 01/08/11)

Single: Naked (ltd ed 7" vinyl / digital) b-side: Rocketman (released 16/05/11)



The YuYa are Constance Dalrymple and Eliseo Soardi, formed in 2008 after a chance meeting at a fancy dress wedding. So they thought to write about happy moments of acute sadness, disappointment and twisted emotions... They take their name from the Japanese boys name meaning "100 nights".

Their influences are untraceable but one thing is sure, they are very refreshing. For a duo, with only a guitar, the sound is big and unexpected. Constance's voice is something we thought became sadly extinct in 1969 but we was wrong; to the sound of her voice you will melt...

Since their first gig in Kilburn they have played over 200 shows across the UK, Europe and Africa, including a Festival in Casamance, Senegal.

After signing to Day Job Records in early 2011, they soon released their debut single "naked" on download and limited edition 7" vinyl to instant critical acclaim.

Their debut album, A Boy, A Queen and A Fish, was recorded at Jamboree Studios in the beautiful town of Teatro Pieve di Ledro in Italy and is due for release in early 2012. The first single from the album, "It's Better" is currently available to buy on download and the second "Kill Lucy" will be out in March 2012.