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YELLOW BENTINES

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Yellow Bentines (Unsigned)

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Take one gentle Scottish indie band. Send away (some of) the guitars and draft in some brass, ivory and ebony. Sing about everything in a cheery manner so that elegies to lost relationships and the general injustices of life sound like good things. Congratulations: you are now Yellow Bentines. You can range from ska pop to bittersweet balladry with occasional digressions into fruity jazz, all with extreme articulacy. You can use piano, bass and drums to delimit the boundaries in which two exuberant trumpets and wavering vocals rollick about. You can charm with soulful, playful tunes. But can you prove that you are more than the sum of your parts?

(Suzanne Black)

This album can be downloaded for free at www.yellowbentines.com/musicdownloads.htm

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