As we come towards the end of 2021 it's traditional that we look back at the last 12 months and start compiling our "best of" lists. It's always good to attempt the impossible task of collating our favourites from the year into some sort of order then wondering both how we forgot to add so and so and also how no one else's list is as good as our own!
It's also a time to look forward to what next year will bring.
One band that are building up a head of steam are two sisters from The Wirral (Liverpool) called Yee Loi (https://www.facebook.com/yeeloipunkrock). Rose (guitar/backing vocals) is 14, Matilda (vocals) is 12, they're half Chinese/Vietnamese and in case you're wondering, Yee Loi translates as two girls. Unsurprisingly they seem to be getting plenty of comparisons with another band on a meteoric rise, The Linda Lindas.
Their early releases included covers of classics by bands like The Ramones, Johnny Thunders, The Stooges etc and they're very good. Even better is the proof that they're not just a covers band offered up by their original compositions. Debut album No One Eats For Free contains 8 of their own songs and tracks like Be Like Johnny & ZWT suggest these talented sisters could one day be selling out stadiums like their heroes. You can find their music here : https://yeeloi.bandcamp.com/
This is their most recent Bandcamp addition, you'll no doubt recognise it as a Ramones cover. It's performed with great energy and confirms the girls are very talented indeed. Glad To See You Go...