Forgotten YGGL album N°3

20Grunge / Shoegaze

3rd YGGL's Album !

With his third album, YGGL gets rid of the coldwave darkness of his previous opus. The drum machine becomes softened to let us feel the melody again like the light at the end of the tunnel, a needed step after a difficult family bereavement. The 9 songs recorded in Christian Bolognaise's Macaroni Cheese studio are a reminder of what used to be the so-called alternative rock. The voice becomes brighter and the guitar fulls of chorus slows down, he tackles more optimistic themes in response to the nihilism of the last decades' mentors (Nirvana, Smashing Pumkins, Jessica Lea Mayfield...) After 2 years of absence, the finalist of the Vans Musician Wanted brings out a new kind of record that had to exist in today's world : « The utopian grunge » !

COWBOY À LA MODE "YGGL, a one-man band project that began at a friend’s birthday party in late 2016. Founded by Yrwan Garcia Léal, a former snowboarder who now lives in an isolated barn not far from Biarritz. The perfect place to brutalize his guitar with every kind of effect when there is no surf around. Swaying from the sounds of the 90’s, from Last Action Heroes to Nirvana, passing through rap music and VHS videos of snowboarding, Yrwan digested his influences formulate them into lo-fi demos that he regularly shares on Youtube, always illustrated by a DIY video clip. His music is simple and dark, made of frenetic beats and repetitive distorted guitar riffs, all surrounded by a raspy, whisky vocal. After more than 20 gigs in a year (squat, hipster surfshop, spanish rock club, snowboard events, opening for Boy Harsher and some festivals like the Gliding Barnacles in Portugal and the Wheels & Waves in Biarritz..); his set evolve from the early lo fi cold grunge to a possesses robotic dark dance. his debut studio album is announced for November 2018. This will give a new dimension to his demos as well as eat your brain a lil’bit."

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