YEW
Large_uncropped_46dec07c
BE Liège – Alternative Folk / Alternative / Folk Rock / Folk Pop / Indie
YEW

Media

Live Setup

Unplugged Yes
Cover band No
Members 7
Fan Base
Trends are built for last 28 days
Show details
Fan Locations
Gig History
No gigs added
Videos
Releases
Label / Release Type Year
Art-i
4ea90c6cffd3a075a0933efa7452cab60a2a55f5 Bam Bam Bam Album 2018
2a5774271ea87a0ef409bf28301be99c297ce6c2 Sacramento Single 2017
Art-i / PIAS Belgium
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder The Fall Album 2013
Art-i/ Freaksville
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Bam Bam Bam Album 2018
Art-i/Freaksville
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Sacramento Single 2017
YEW
027e5f84c501a0410ed0256a98d97ddce0335dcf The Fall Album 2013
Art-i / PIAS + Warner
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Between Up & Down Feat. ARNO Single 2013
Art-i / MODULOR
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder The Fall (EU) Album 2014
COD&S / MUNICH RECORDS
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder White Swan on Black Water EP 2010
Contact
Icon-booking
Booking
Live Nation
xavier wilkin
Icon-management
Management
Art-i
Julien Farinella
Icon-label
Publishing
Team 4 Action
Claude Martin
Press Text
Press-text-quotation-mark
Biography : On the surface, Liege, Belgium-based YEW may seem like more of a classical orchestra than a rock group.

With instrumental arrangements from a violinist (Damien Chierici) and a mandolin / bouzouki player (Mathieu Lacrosse), the group also has a drummer (Olivier Cox), a bassist (Philippe Lecrenier), and three guitar players (Julien Mouyart, Jean-Paul Kasprzyk, and Jérôme Magnée — the latter two also are vocalists). The seven members create an intricate mix of folk rock and cinematic classical music.

Starting as a celtic rock group in 2009, YEW evolved to its current state with a major stylistic shift in 2013. To date, the group has released White Swan on Black Water (2010), The Fall (2013), and, most recently, Bam Bam Bam (2018).

The intent of Bam Bam Bam was to bring the live performance into the listener’s living room and go back to the basics of recording acoustic percussion, instrumentals, and vocal elements. This means there were no vocal effects or drum machines and the recordings capture the group’s technical ability. In that sense, YEW succeeded in delivering an authentic version of their capabilities.

The album brought big opportunities for YEW in 2018, including a release show at Botanique in Brussels and involvement with the Canadian Music Week. These opportunities allowed the band to fully realise their potential as a multi-talented music act, spanning many genres, which is not just limited to folk rock and classical and stretches as a far as experimental.