Your Loyal Subjects

Your Loyal Subjects (Doug & Benn)

Your Loyal Subjects (Doug & Benn)

BIOG (in the band’s own words)

Three-piece : Afro-punk : Sound-fuck = Dougstep

YLS is the on-going musical vehicle of Edinburgh guitarist/singer Doug MacDonald. Starting as a two-piece in the late 00’s the current line-up includes guitarist Benn Smith and drummer Kirsty McConnell. Wilfully euphoric yet brazenly confrontational, the band omnivorously subsumes afro-beat, reggaetton, math and noise rock in its core sounds. Eschewing a bass player for a guitar-through-bassamp, YLS have a unique take on genre. Forthcoming album “AUSTERITY MEASURES” will be released in October 2013. Recorded in a 19th century church building in the centre of Edinburgh on analogue tape, the album possesses a defiantly gleeful character in stark contrast to its (ahem) austere conception. Expect biting Caledonian cynicism, bubble-gum 8bit arcade guitars and a drum-kit falling down a fire-escape.

Home City: Edinburgh