New venue YES has gone from strength to strength since opening last September, hosting some huge names across alt-rock, electronica and the club scene. Looking aheads to the next few months, here are seven shows you won’t want to miss at the Charles Street venue.
8th February // ISLAND
// Fresh from a North America tour, London’s “arena-baiting” alt-rock outfit ISLAND bring their own mix of ambient blues and catchy hooks to Charles Street. Made up of frontman Rollo Doherty, guitarist Jack Raeder, bassist James Wolfe and drummer Toby Richards, the group are out supporting debut album ‘Feels Like Air’. Tickets are on sale now for just a tenner.
9th February // Thyla
// Noted as one of the “100 Essential Acts for 2018” by the NME, Thyla occupy the space between dream-pop and post-punk – a nice place to be. Hailing from Brighton, the quartet have developed a strong fanbase with a string of excellent singles. Tickets are only £6!
15th February // Cub Sport
// Formed by singer-songwriter Tim Nelson in 2010, their first EP came just months later in the shape of ‘Tim Nelson & The Cub Scouts’. Following a dispute from Australia’s Scouts, the band settled on Cub Sport in 2013, releasing their first LP ‘This Is Our Vice’ in 2016. Their most recent album is deeply personal collection of songs chronicling lead singer Tim Nelson’s journey of coming out as gay and admitting his love for fellow band member Sam (Bolan) Netterfield. Tickets are £7.
14th March // Self Esteem
// After a decade as part of revered Sheffield duo Slow Club, multi-instrumentalist Rebecca Taylor has emerged with new musical vehicle Self Esteem, and first single ‘Your Wife’ is a great sign of what’s to come. Tickets are £12.50.
19th March // Bayonne
// Texan minimalist composer and electronic musician Roger Sellers, better know to you and I as Bayonne, visits YES with the release of second studio album ‘Drastic Measures’ on the near horizon. Tickets are just £8.
27th April // Malena Zavala
// Malena Zavala is an Argentinian-born artist, producer and film maker, mixing psychedelic and dreamy sounds to great effect, with debut album ‘Aliso’ still finding critical acclaim. Tickets are £8.
1st June // LIINES
// Formed in 2014 through a love of 70’s post-punk, 80’s new wave and 90’s grunge, fierce local trio LIINES are no strangers to the Manchester scene but find more praise heaped upon them with each passing performance. Made up Zoe McVeigh on vocals and guitar, Tamsin Middleton on bass and Leila O’Sullivan on drums, the band have recently just been announced as lead support for Sleaford Mods’ 32 date Eton Alive tour in the Spring. They’ve unveiled a string of their own shows next summer, including what promises to be an excellent appearance at YES. Tickets available here for just £8.
Tickets for all shows are available here.