Yves Klein Blue

Yves Klein Blue

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Charles, Sean, Michael and Chris are all in a band called Yves Klein Blue from Brisbane. 2 of them have ginger hair which is pretty special. They write fantastic indie/pop/punk songs about love, death, lizards eyes and polka dancing. Ask nicely and they'll make you a cup of tea, you'll like them....

Biography

Yves Klein Blue Draw Attention To Themselves

Yves klein blue named themselves after the famous blue of french artist yves klein - a remarkable colour because it looked the same dry as it did wet. Its a metaphor for the bands ethos - they would attempt to create music with the same timeless quality that the paint has.

Yves Klein Blue’s clashy blend of classic pop, old punk, gypsy jazz and indie rock is a mixed palate. From the 4/4 tones of catchy lead single Polka to the fuzzy punk stylings of Silence Is Distance and inspired pop fuzz of Blasphemy, debut 5 track EP, Yves Klein Blue Draw Attention To Themselves shows their wealth of influences – from Bowie and Lou Reed to Nirvana, The Clash and The Beatles without adhering to or regurgitating any particular genre.

Born from a mutual love of Led Zeppelin forged in high school, as frontman Michael Tomlinson and guitarist Charles Sale escaped to the dusty confines of the school instrument storeroom, skipping PE and jamming at lunchtime. Bedroom jams bore the fruit of the beginnings of EP tracks, now fully formed with the addition of bassist Sean Cook and drummer Chris Banham.

With such an artistic name, it’s no wonder the band is artistic in nature. Songwriter Michael is a very visual person, arranging songs by the unique method of drawing pictures to help see what a song will sound like. A crescendo may build to be a swirling line, a certain strumming in jagged lines or a vocal coming in waves.

Yves Klein Blue Draw Attention to Themselves was recorded in Brisbane and Byron Bay with Caleb James (Rhubarb) at the helm. It was mixed by Wayne Connolly (You Am I, The Vines, Josh Pyke). Yves Klein Blue signed with Dew Process, home of Sarah Blasko, The Grates, The Panics, Expatriate, Bernard Fanning, The Living End, Whitley and many more in late 2007. It was a great fit for the Brisbane based band, who now treat the Dew Process office as their second home.

Yves Klein Blue Draw Attention to Themselves will be released through Dew Process/UMA on April 5, 2008

Discography

1 EP 'Yves Klein Blue Draw Attention To Themselves'
(out April 5 08 through Dew Process Recordings)

' Silence Is Distance' Radio play on JJJ as Next Crop November 07

Radio play on FBi (Sydney)
Radio play on 4ZZZ (Brisbane)
Radio Play on Triple J (national) medium rotation for 'Polka"

stream music from www.myspace.com/yveskleinbluemusic
www.yveskleinblue.com

Set List

30 to 45 minutes minutes of original music comprising of:
Blasphemy, Not What I Want, Streetlight, Silence Is Distance, Queeny, Polka, Fall Asleep, Digital Love, Chris' Beat, India, Dinosaur