YARD OF BLONDES are a new force on the alternate rock scene. With their female bassist, raw energy and selective influences you can’t help but being reminded of bands such as Sonic Youth, the Pixies and the Smashing Pumpkins.
Their new single Do You Need More? isstorming track, complete with sludgy and earthy guitars, and a pummelling rhythm section which all rolled into some sweet and explosive melodies topped off with some beautiful intertwining of vocals ranging from aggressive to controlled and melodious.
The emerging French/Californian rock band Yard Of Blondes is composed of Vincent Jacob (vocals/guitar), Fanny Hill (bass/vocals), Burak Yerebakan (guitar) and Forrest Mitchell (drums/vocals).
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Yard of Blondes released 4 EP’s since 2011, was featured along with Eric Burdon (The Animals) and Victoria Williams on the Hi-Desert compilation Highway 62 Love Songs, and were remarked in 2013 by Rodney Bingenheimer, legendary KROQ DJ, who began playing their track Murderology. He was then imitated by more than 100 international radio stations (KROQ, Kerrang!, Doble Nueve ETC. ). In 2014 French National TV France4 broadcasted a 60 minutes documentary about the band and in 2016 the band was featured on the compilation I Love You All The Timealong with Eagles Of Death Metal, Florence & The Machine, Kings Of Leon, Jimmy Eat Worldand many more. All the proceeds were given to the victims of the Paris attacks.
During the summer of 2019, Yard Of Blondes came back with a lighter and upbeat single called Je veux danser tout l’été, their first original bilingual song. The song came along with a remix by French superstar DJ and producer Joachim Garraud(David Bowie, Beyonce, David Guetta). The track is still broadcasted on French National channels (C-Star, France Television, MTV France …).
On Nov. 1st 2019 Yard Of Blondes released the 1st single off upcoming album Feed The Moon. The song featured a special guest: Davy Portela (Pleymo); both the song and the video were well received, especially in USA, France and Latin America.
“heavy, dark, edgy and reminiscent of the 90’s rock : Withitsdetunedguitars, hauntingvocals and thumpingrhythm section, Yard of Blondes You and I & Iis the new alternative rock from the land of grunge.”
The song was plugged into 74 Spotify playlists in the first month following its release, including editorial playlist French Noise , FM radios, Sirius XM, and internet radios in USA, UK, Germany, France, Norway, New Zealand and Canada. The song reached #1 of USA College Radios charts on February 1st 2020.
On Feb.14th 2019 Yard of Blondes released the 2nd single Lowland and continues its ascension: The song reached #6 of USA College Radios charts in May 2020 and is currently being played on 200+ radios all over the world, acceding new territories through major stations airplays in Japan.
In April 2020, Yard Of Blondes signed with the labels DIE LAUGHING RECORDS (California) and GOLDEN ROBOT RECORDS (Australia).
On July 3rd, Yard Of Blondes released an unexpected EP Close to Homea live session recorded during the quarantine. Vincent, Fanny, Forrest and Burak all recorded and filmed themselves from their homes in Los Angeles playing the songsMurderology, You and I & I and Lowland that will be featured in their upcoming album + the song Pyramid of Bones a cover from the band The Voidz.
Do You Need More? is the 3rd single from their debut album Feed The Moon and will be released in 2021. Feed The Moon is in the same vibe as EP Murderology, their previous EP that got airplay worldwide.
The band surrounded itself with the best people in town to produce their upcoming album: Billy Graziadei (fromBiohazard) produced the album, Mike Patterson (NineInchNails, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Beck) took care of the mix and MaorApplebaum (Faith No More) mastered the album. Add to that a special guest on the song You and I & I, Davy Portela from the bandPleymo.