Listen: IYES – “’Til Infinity”

5 Nov

Iyes - Til Infinity

IYES play electronic music, it says so on their Facebook page. Thus far we were taking their word for it* as when we saw them play at the Great Escape festival earlier this year, all their kit fell over and the duo of Josh Christopher and Melis Soyaslanova played acoustically instead. Now the pair is set to release their debut single, following a couple of demos and much blog and media love earlier this year, and there is no doubting the quality or voltage of their sound.

One year on from Josh and Melis’ first meeting, “’Til Infinity” will mark another milestone as the debut release of newly formed Duly Noted Records. It’s a great choice of tune but we do have to wonder at the thought process of those in charge as surely they are just making a rod for their own backs with a release of this quality. We pity the poor buggers that have to try and follow this.

Starting with a tribal drumbeat that immediately conjures up images of a much more interesting version of “Survivor”, “’Til Infinity” soon branches out into the tropical jungle of electronic hooks, twisting vocals and rasping beats. The mournful lyrics, sensual and heartfelt (“Don’t you doubt my love/coz it lasts til infinity/I will ache and choke/as long as you remember me”) pour from Melis like a waterfall into a warm pool of emotional strength and belief. Joined by Josh’s own hushed vocal contribution, insecurity is washed away and love and resolve are left behind to stride purposefully out of the water, through the jungle and off to take on the world.

*Not really, we had heard and loved their demos as well. We’re mostly not stupid (mostly).

”’Til Infinity” is out on 2 December as the first quarterly release on Duly Noted Records and can be pre-ordered here.

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One Response to “Listen: IYES – “’Til Infinity””

  1. Miami Swamp November 5, 2013 at 12:34 #

    Reblogged this on Miami Swamp.

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