Artist info

Genre

Rock, Indie


Sounds like

RX Bandits, karnivool, sublime


band members

Jeff Hann - Vocals, Guitar Patrick Lillicrap - Bass Chad Blaster - Drums Julian Abrahams - Guitar, Backing Vo


Influences

the beatles, The Mars Volta, reel big fish


Bio

After two patient years of writing, travelling and developing, Friendly Yen are proud to announce the release of their debut mini-album “4:59”. Thanks to some strong demos and a generous arts grant, Friendly Yen were able to snag the attention of ARIA nominated producer Forrester Savell (Birds of Tokyo, Dead Letter Circus, Dallas Frasca, The Butterfly Effect). He has worked on many gold album records including The Butterfly Effect's 'The Final Conversation of Kings', and was nominated for a ARIA for 'producer of the year' for Karnivool’s ‘Sound Awake' (which reached number 2 on the ARIA charts). The boys spent two weeks at Savell and his colleague Prasheen Naran's base in Sing Sing South Studios, Melbourne, recording and mixing the tracks. The final result is a collection of infectious tracks that will leave you hanging for more. 4:59 is a seven-track collection of songs, written by Jeff Hann and inspired by the excitements and realities of life: the frustration of the nine-till-five work world, the bittersweetness of sharing a moment with someone you will never see again, and the doubt that comes with chasing your dreams. Hann returned to Australia in 2010 after spending twelve months abroad in Germany and decided to relocate to Melbourne with the rest of Friendly Yen. Having already cemented themselves in the Canberra Music Scene, the move sought to strengthen the bands profile, ensuring they have loyal fan-bases in both cities. During this time Julian Abrahams (Casual Projects, Mustered Courage) was recruited to the band, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge - not to mention his huge guitar sound! The first single The Colour is accompanied by a clip directed by award-winning Josh Aylett of Volley Films. Shot in Aylett's current home of Sweden, The Colour features stunning scenery, poignant close-ups and oh, just a little full-frontal male nudity. 4:59 was released on August 19th, and is available for purchase on I-Tunes.

Review

20

Not feeling this so much

Not feeling this so much

Review

50

Great production values through out all 3 tracks. I enjoy the 2 more prog. rock songs though. The Colour is crisp and dynamic with the players sounding tight. The guitarists' tones were sublime and the singer sat out front of it all; almost floating, but punching through with some big melodies when the music called for it. 5 stars.

Great production values through out all 3 tracks. I enjoy the 2 more prog. rock songs though. The Colour is crisp and dynamic with the players sounding tight. The guitarists' tones were sublime and the singer sat out front of it all; almost floating, but punching through with some big melodies when the music called for it. 5 stars.

Review

gandalfbob

12 Oct 2011

50

A nice punk rock pop track, love it to death! I've seen this song played live and also done acoustically, love the versatility of this band!

A nice punk rock pop track, love it to death! I've seen this song played live and also done acoustically, love the versatility of this band!