Yngve - Tell Men This
Yngve - Tell Men This [Self-Released Ireland October 2008]
German-born and Irish-raised, Yngve Wieland has been simmering under the skin of the music industry since 2004. Growing up in rural Sligo in the eighties his dads weekly blues sessions fuelled his interest in music. Fast-forward to adulthood and young Yngve has, amongst various headline appearances, shared bills with Jape, Katell Keineg, Nina Hynes and Paul Weller, and has now released his debut full-length album.
Featuring a full band, guest musicians and cover art by Dublin artist and musician Bennie Reilly, the album comes in a carbon neutral CD package consisting of recycled paper and a corn starch CD Tray. Launched in Whelans, Dublin on October 29th last, that month also saw Yngve and his Band perform live on the RTE Radio 1 show 'Today with Pat Kenny' and on the Roadcaster with Jenny Greene when he was special guest for the 2fm School of Rock in The Abbey Centre in Ballyshannon.
'Tell Men This' was selected by Jump.ie as one of the best 3 Irish indie albums of 2008 buying 100 copies to send out to friends and clients in the marketing industry. The album track 'little boy' was also chosen by Irish music mag Hot Press to have a video made for it by the famous New York Tisch School for the Arts which was premiered along with the other selections in the Sugar Club, Dublin last December.
Since moving to London, Yngve has been busy rehearsing and gigging, with new band members [Alice Rose, Palmi, Ned Cartwright and his brother Demian Wieland] coming on board. Recent shows in Brixton's Windmill and a 4 Week Residency in East London's 'George Tavern' venue have quickly seen the quintet meld into a formidable live outfit.
The album, produced by Eoin Bailey, was recorded in Sligo with his band the 'Space To Be Yourself Collective'; a concept which encourages an experimental approach, whereby musicians freely contribute to the creations. This endeavour has drawn together a talented motley crew of musicians, writers, artists and singers and on 'Tell Men This' the individual sparks light up this creative cauldron.
Themes of childhood innocence, love, and loss of both are evident throughout the tracks. The faint aroma of melancholia lingers...and at times Yngve seems like a very young 'old soul'. He can be quite introspective, and occasionally cynical, but despite the thread of loss running through the songs, we are left with essentially uplifting melodies which warm the soul. As he ponders 'Ambitious plans, with delicious ends, if everything should fall into place'. (Middle Child Syndrome)... there can be no doubt that the 'everything' he is thinking about will indeed fall into its rightful place.
All Upcoming Tour Dates can be found on www.yngvewieland.com
"a consistently engaging and always thoughtful modern folk album that warrants serious attention."
Dave de Sylvia [Editor Sputnikmusic.com] [Allmusic.com]
"Possibly, the finest vocal pairing since Krauss and Plant"
Amanda Kavanagh [Totally Cork | Totally Dublin]
"...a lovely old style nashville flavour, just like what Johnny Cash and June Carter used to do."
For Further Info: