Youngsters the Yip Yops have passed a lot of big milestones this last year from their first tour with local superstar Lauren Ruth Ward to the July residency spot at The Echo / Echoplex. The band has been gaining momentum and notable fans at a meteoric rate. Yip Yops are vox / guitarist Ison, drums — Ross, bass — Jacob, and keyboards — Mari. They are a throw back to new wave with a bit of B52’s a sound that seems to be developing a movement in the LA scene. They are definitely the band you should see now, Monday’s are FREE after all at The Echo, so you can say “I saw them when…”
Last Monday’s show nearly fell off the rails thanks to a computer failure with track dependent opener Jane Holiday, the band and Jane were noticeably irritated and Jane expressed his nightmarish experience more than once and never quite recovered from their technical difficulties which cut their set short. The few songs they did push through sounded good, but they had lost their momentum and a lot of their audience’s patience by then.
Check out the Yip Yops and friends every Monday in July at The Echo / Echoplex. It’s free!
Words & Photography: ZB Images