Yes Cadets
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Yes Cadets


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Le Mans EP - 2012- Humming Records/ Rough Trade

Forget Forgiveness LP- Released 2014



An enticing mix of sensual, reverb-drenched guitars and lyrical art-pop, Belfast-based Yes Cadets are the brainchild of singer/guitarist Alan Haslam and feature singer/ drummer Lisa Mageean, keyboard prodigy Rachel Toman and bassist Steven Matthews.
As equally inspired by fuzzed-out post-rock as blissed-out electro-pop, the trio create a highly distinctive sound on record, and instantly gained buzz for their magnetic live performance. On formation they rapidly garnered high profile festival slots across Europe (Glastonbury, MiDEM, Berlin Festival) and support slots with luminaries The Antlers, Yuck and Guillemots. 
Before Yes Cadets had even released a single they were spotted by Steve Lamacq, who invited them to the BBC's legendary Maida Vale Studios to record a live session for his 6music 'New Favourite Band' feature.
Brimming with atmospheric pop hooks and pulsing cinematic lament, the debut Yes Cadets EP 'Le Mans', released on Berlin's Humming Records/ Rough Trade, includes the BBC Radio 1 playlisted title track and the BBC 6music Rebel Playlist winning 'Seconds In A Minute'. Released in September 2012 to widespread critical acclaim and followed by a largely sold-out European tour, the band are set to build on the success of the EP in 2014 with the release of their debut album.