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Yeyo (UA)

YEYO is a Ukrainian music band from Kiev. We tell you about ourselves and people around, who were born in post-Soviet Ukraine.

Contrastingand putting electronic samples with live drums and vocal screams, they tell stories about adult children, who grew up surrounded by panel houses and Soviet wardrobes.

The band was formed in 2016. It consists of Kateryna Ofliian (vocal), Ihor Biriuchenko (drums), Zakhar Borysenko (bass). Genre – experimental pop.

The lyrics touch upon different aspects of a person’s social adjustment. A lot of songs are about men and women and their part in each other’s lives, interpersonal relations. The songs are in Ukrainian, Russian and English.

There are lots of references to the Ukrainian and world cultures. A song “Kateryna” retells a story of Shevchenko’s Kateryna. There’s a connection with Tina Turner’s hit “The best” as well as Tom Jones’s “Sex Bomb”, and a chorus from Leontovych’s “Shchedryk” in a song “Wake Up”.

“It is one of the most original bands which appeared in Ukraine over the past years.” — Vogue.ua

We’re going to show you that in Ukraine we have not only folklore bands or primitive pop, but also original and relevant music in urban experimental pop style.

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