On April 15th Yes Sir Boss release ‘Mrs #1’ featuring label owner Joss Stone, the band’s second single taken from debut album DesperationState (released October 2012). Showcasing a more accessible pop sound, ‘Mrs #1’ combines spacious instrumentation with catchy horn melodies and a driving funk bass line, all of which sit smoothly underneath the meeting of front man Matt Sellors’ husky vocals and Stone’s soulful brilliance as the two sing of trying too hard in love.

After jamming the song with Joss for the first time Matt acknowledged “I had never intended for the song to be a duet but the addition of female vocals seemed to add clarity to the lyrics, and in a way, make the song complete.” One of Joss’s favourite tracks from the album, she happily admitted “I love the song, it sounded great when we sung it together so we recorded it – simple as that!”

Yes Sir Boss’s diverse up-tempo sound takes the rhythmic foundations of ska and funk, and injects them with bluesy guitar riffs, spaghetti-western tinged jazz horns and pop-infused vocal melodies to create an irresistibly catchy mix with more than enough bite to cater to fans of all genres.

Yes Sir Boss began reaching a wider audience in 2011 after being asked to perform live sessions for BBC Radio London and Rob Da Bank’s Radio 1 show. Both remarked on the brewing talent the band conveyed with BBC London stating after the session “They totally rock out with the thrust power of Queens of the Stone Age.”

In 2012 the band totalled 150 live shows across the UK & Europe, including support on Joss Stone’s European ‘Soul Sessions 2’ tour and a 25 date UK album tour in October, where the band sold-out their album launch party at Camden’s Jazz Cafe for debut Desperation State produced by Steve Greenwell (Arrested Development & Joss Stone). Receiving strong online support, the album helped propel YSB further into Europe where in January this year they were invited to appear alongside life-long inspiration Madness at the illustrious Midem Music Conference in Cannes. The band are currently on a headline tour of Germany & Switzerland.

Yes Sir Boss have yet another busy year ahead of them, with a ‘Mrs #1’ UK tour in April, a packed summer of festival slots around Europe and preparations for the second album toward the end of 2013.

For More Information please contact Steve Rose @ Emms Publicity

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April 30, 2013 8:07am ET by Emms Publicity   Comments (0)

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