((James Yuill)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness

James Yuill is a twenty-something singer/songwriter from London who has been quietly creating fantastic electro-folk from the cozy confines of his flat. Yeah, I'd never heard of him either. But from the opening bars of "This Sweet Love" (the first song of Yuill's I came across), I knew I was going to like this guy.

Unlike most electro-pop, Yuill's programmed thumps never overpower his songs; rather these laptop-made samples serve to support his acoustic riffs. It's his easy-going guitar playing that really propels these catchy melodies. The beats are just gravy. So you can either choose to dance to this music, or just stage a sit-in.

Yuill comes armed with a smooth voice that never sounds too troubled about much of anything at all. Or, to use a favorite Rockness word, this is just pretty pleasant. Here's hoping he comes to the States soon.
Published August 22, 2007
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