ROCKINGHAM rockers Yalla Yalla will launch their new single Not Ordinary at The Boston in Northbridge on Friday, September 28.
The Yalla Yalla band members come from Safety Bay, Warnbro, Port Kennedy, South Fremantle and Churchlands.
The single Not Ordinary is from Yalla Yalla’s forthcoming EP Tides.
Much of the progressive five-piece band’s sound is inspired by the members living near the Indian Ocean.
Not Ordinary features solo guitars and soaring vocals.
Vocalist Dave Watkins said the track touches on his will to flex and stretch social norms.
“It also delves into the dizziness that I find myself in when I get that loving feeling,” he said.
“You know, feeling a cut above the traditional romantic model that relationships follow.
“There’s also an angle of vulnerability, like hiding behind somebody as a barrier of safety to the big wide world that you both don’t understand.”
Yalla Yalla formed in 2014 as a trio made up of brothers Dave and Tim Watkins (vocals/guitars and drums respectively) and guitarist Ben Harvey. Over time, the band’s scope and personnel expanded to include bassist Alex Capes and Conrad Pene (who switched from bass to his current position of lead guitar).
With this lineup, Yalla Yalla evolved into a musical vanguard featuring technical syncopated beats, inspired riffs and powerful, captivating vocals.
Recorded and mixed by Troy Nababan, Not Ordinary is the first output of music since 2015’s debut EP Centre Yourself. Yalla Yalla have taken time well spent to craft this new body of work.