Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

London Grammar, BANKS, Lorde, CXLOE


band members

Aya Yves


Influences

Bon Iver, BANKS, The xx


Unearthed artists we like

CXLOE, Jaguar Jonze, Eilish Gilligan, LANKS, Hayden Calnin, GRAACE


Website

www.ayayves.com

Bio

Aya Yves is the brainchild of a Cooma born Canberra native Vendulka. Born from a love of pushing boundaries and breaking expectations, Aya contrasts light airy vocals with dark, brooding and quirky production. The Aya Yves project has been taken far from Vendulka’s folk music roots, however, still manages to keep the vulnerability and unifying connection that folk music is known for.

Standing out with her otherworldly vocal abilities and honest approach to songwriting, Aya Yves is quickly becoming one of the premier emerging faces in Australian pop.

“Dear E.” is Aya Yves’s third single of the year, following up “(in)Sanity” and “Smart Girls”, both of which featured the work of talented producer Xavier Dunn (Jack River, CXLOE, Graace, Carmada, Peking Duk), and were added to rotation on triple j Unearthed. “Smart Girls” found favour with tastemakers like Thomas Bleach, Don’t Bore Us (The Brag), Women In Pop, The AU Review, Forte Magazine and more, bringing a powerful message of strength and girl-power to the fore.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

20 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

AYA YVES stops you on such a special moment here. Really gorgeous.

AYA YVES stops you on such a special moment here. Really gorgeous.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

19 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

Beautiful, slow-moving one from AYA YVES. She sounds really comfortable in this zone and it bodes well for what's to come next from a versatile new act.

Beautiful, slow-moving one from AYA YVES. She sounds really comfortable in this zone and it bodes well for what's to come next from a versatile new act.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

15 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

Some very clever little production decisions with those manipulated vocals over the top of warm chords to bring this classic piece of songwriting smiling into 2020 and beyond. Infused with warmth and modernity.

Some very clever little production decisions with those manipulated vocals over the top of warm chords to bring this classic piece of songwriting smiling into 2020 and beyond. Infused with warmth and modernity.