Yaws is the brainchild of Dom Stephens : a monstrous minimal-techno/future-punk industrial-tsunami of dance floor epicness.
Dom was raised in Brisbane, is based in London and is currently residing in Melbourne. The 3 disparate locations all suggesting pointers to the Yaws sound : the next evolutionary step on from QLD's Multiple Man's dance-punk, minced up in a wash of bleak East End musique concrete, driven on beneath the permanent black nihilistic beats of the Melbourne winter.
The lead track "UP" has almost dubbie moments of dementia as it seesaws between bass surges, breakdowns and Lydonesque vocals .. 6 minutes 37 seconds of irresistible potential energies that leave the floor quaking long after its finished.
Arguably the most User/Radio friendly of the three, "FleshWar" is a deconstructed homage to Total Control, Yaws stripping back the salient features to take the cover version as close to SPK as the original was to Orchestral Manoeuvres.
The Closer "Regression" is quite simply a mind fuck. Conflicting, concussing and corrupting rhythms meld and then morph into a groove your body feels even as your brain continues its futile mission to unravel the component parts.
released September 25, 2015
Flesh War is a Total Control Song, it is used with the bands permission.