Mr Yolk - Self Portrait-CD-South

Mr Yolk - Self Portrait


Mr Yolk is a project by 22-year-old designer and songwriter Samuel Jones accompanied by band matesEnzo Lauvergne, Charlie Carmichael, Antoine Jauneau and Rich Chapman.It is the solid foundation of previously being the songwriter of two well supported bands, that allows Jonesto take this step up as Mr Yolk. His songwriting talents in Velvet Morning and Rocket Ship TV, have hadsignificant attention from the likes of NME, DIY, Noisey and more, but Jones looks away from these withthe intent of a more concise, focused set of songs for the upcoming album ‰Û÷Self-Portrait‰۪. In Samuel‰۪swords, ‰ÛÏwhen I started recording, I made the conscious decision to use fewer effects than I have done inother bands prior to this one. I wanted to make something that was a bit more concise in its rhythm andhiding behind less of those effects. When you have complete control during the construction of a song andyour thoughts get re-affirmed through it, it is a really cool feeling.‰۝After fine tuning his skills in the world of psychedelia to a tee, he now looks to develop these ideas further,using more industrial sounds from influences such as Wire, The Fall, White Fence, The Make Up andCountry Teasers. The resulting creation intertwines both fields to create a style not quite definable exceptthat it contains Jones‰۪ idiosyncratic songwriting flairs. ‰ÛÏI recorded Self Portrait basically travelling up toPeckham and back constantly throughout the year on my own. A few members of my band would pop inoccasionally but in a recording environment, I prefer to be alone. It is a personal thing for me ya know.My own sense of humour and views and in some cases vulnerability are on display. I don‰۪t see how youcan express those things in a completely diplomatic or democratic way you know?‰۝.Mr Yolk was born out of a frustrated maker and his intent to represent the importance of humour and art inmusic without restriction. Whether he is projecting dance, psychedelia, raw rock‰۪n‰۪roll or pure sexuality‰Û_heis happy to be the provocateur. // ‰ÛÏThe Southenders deliver on all accounts‰۝ ‰ÛÒ NME‰ÛÏMusical offerings that wouldn‰۪t have sounded out of place in Andy Warhol‰۪s Factory‰۝ ‰ÛÒ Noisey‰ÛÏNods to Manchester staples collide with a ‰Û÷60s- referencing waltz, all amounting to a songsupreme with confidence, finitely aware of just how freaking cool it is.‰۝ ‰ÛÒ DIY‰ÛÏSounds like: Jesus & Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth‰۝ ‰ÛÒ Indie Shuffle‰ÛÏCult dream pop types Velvet Morning are Clash favourites, with their languid soundscapesrecalling a rather more English response to Galaxie 500.‰۝ ‰ÛÒ Clash