Keith Goldhanger, in association with Louder Than War, presents episode three of his exclusive video-documentary series “Goldhanger Shorts”(more info here). Today the focus is on London based indie alt-pop stars YipiOK.

As mentioned on this YipiOK film, the band are so fresh that at the time of the interview (Brighton, May 2015) they were yet to have “officially” released anything.

YipiOK’s music came to my attention, yet again, via John Kennedy’s XFM Xposure show. They’d played a show that a listener had attended and been impressed enough to throw John a link to “TANGO”, a tune that I in turn fell in love with in order to dissect it enough in my own head and write a few dozen words about earlier in the year on Louder Than War.

This band are a typical example of what pricks my ears up at midnight when the radio is on. Where does a band such as this get their ideas from? What sort of people exist in this world that have tunes like this recorded?
In short, What the fuck do these people think they’re doing?

I love this bands music because it’s different. Again it’s a shit sixth-form thing to say, but I can’t think of … well actually, I can hear about Thirty bands these sound like but they seem to only have half a dozen tunes which is a lot to cram into a short amount of songs.

There’s an EP out now called “Black”.

“Tango” isn’t on it.

That doesn’t matter.

Enjoy YipiOK at their website: They’re also on Facebook and tweet as @YipiOK.

Subscribe to the Goldhanger Shorts Facebook page here.

All words by Keith Goldhanger. More writing my Keith on Louder Than War can be found at his author’s archive. You can also find Keith on Facebook and Twitter.

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Keith Goldhanger -- Spent the 90's as a frontman with London noisemerchants HEADBUTT - spent the 80's in "Peel favourites" BASTARD KESTREL. Spent a few years mashing up tunes and remixing bands as HIDEOUS WHEEL INVENTION. Is often out and about getting in the way of things and bumping his head on low ceilings - drinks real ale, takes photo's has made a few short films. Will give your band the time of day but will dislike any band that balances full pints of alcohol on the top of guitar amps (Not keen on lead singers that wear hats either).


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