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YĪN YĪN

Thai Psych Funk, Netherlands
Booker: Jeroen van den Bogert
+31(0)6-20645346 - jeroen@blipagency.com
Territory: Europe
Uncut ‘The Age Of Aquarius has a patchwork aesthetic, pulling together loose strands of music from across the globe and placing them in service of the dancefloor’

YĪN YĪN’s new long player, The Age Of Aquarius, is a simple, direct appeal to dance. It is
also a record blessed with a considerable hinterland; with cosmic time, long studio hours and
a determination to transcend the daily ennui of living in the Dutch city of Maastricht all
playing their part.

The beautiful, old and somewhat staid city of Maastricht, where the band is based, isn’t
really conducive to setting up a bustling music scene: and it’s a place where the outsiders
quickly recognise each other. YĪN YĪN are all “nightlife people”, which meant their friendship
initially came about through co-organising and deejaying DIY parties. Before the band
formed, none had carved out a conventional career, or done the “very Dutch thing” of
completing their studies.

Things started to move for real when founders Yves Lennertz and Kees Berkers decided to
make a cassette tape that drew on references to Southern and South East Asian music.
Once the idea was formed they wasted no time in taking “a lot” of instruments to a rented
rehearsal room in a small village near Maastricht. There the pair set up a couple of mics and
recorded a number of songs in three days flat.

We asked our musical friends to help us out, and from that night on we became a full band:
with Remy Scheren on bass, Robbert Verwijlen on keys and occasionally Jerome
Cardynaals on percussion.

Early 2022 YĪN YĪN had a major change in the line up when co-founder Lennertz left the
band and got replaced by guitarplayer Erik Bandt. With new energy the band conquered
stages across the continent.

YĪN YĪN is
Kees Berkers – drums
Remy Scheren – bass
Robbert Verwijlen – keyboards
Erik Bandt – guitar
Discography
2022 The Age Of Aquarius (Glitterbeat) album
2020 Haw Phin (Bongo Joe Records) 7”
2019 The Rabbit That Hunts Tigers (Bongo Joe Records) album

Discography
2022 The Age Of Aquarius (Glitterbeat) album
2020 Haw Phin (Bongo Joe Records) 7”
2019 The Rabbit That Hunts Tigers (Bongo Joe Records) album

Booking Info

Booker

Jeroen van den Bogert
+31(0)6-20645346
jeroen@blipagency.com

Territory

Europe

Presskit

HISTORY

2022

La Rodia
Besançon (FR)
Broadcast
Glasgow (UK)
Sneaky Pete's
Edinburgh (UK)
Cobalt Studios
Newcastle (UK)
YES
Manchester (UK)
The Jam Jar
Bristol (UK)
The Crescent
Hemsley (UK)
Headrow House
Leeds (UK)
Hare & Hounds
Birmingham (UK)
The Hope & Ruin
Brighton (UK)
Jazz Cafe
London (UK)
Elsewhere
Margate (UK)

2021

Commissary
Heidelberg
Croc the Rock festival
Étagnières
case á chocs
Neuchâtel
Taptab Club
Schaffhausen
Bee Flat
Bern
Echolot Festival
Luzern
Kulturzentrum Dieselstrasse
Esslingen
Das Werk
Vienna
Z Bau
Nuremberg
Z Bau
Nuremberg
UT Connewitz
Leipzig
Festsaal Kreuzberg
Berlin
Cebtralstation
Darmstadt
R25
Düsseldorf
Bumann & Sohn
Cologne
Traumzeit Festival
Duisburg
Bruis Festival
Maastricht
De Gudde Wëllen
Luxembourg
Gerrits Tuin
Zwolle

2020

Cultura Nova
Heerlen
Eurosonic
Groningen
Doornroosje
Nijmegen (NL)
Bibelot
Dordrecht (NL)
Patronaat
Haarlem (NL)
Nancy Jazz Pulsations
Nancy
La Lune Des Pirates
Amiens
PZZLE Festival
Lille
Schadau Festival
Thun
C-Mill
Heerlen
Festival Variations
Ile D'yeu
Rock in the Barn
Vexin-sur-Epte
Fabrique Mozaique - Atelier van Lieshout
Rotterdam
Theater a/d Parade
's-Hertogenbosch (NL)
TivoliVredenburg
Utrecht (NL)
Radio Meuh Circus Festival
La Vapeur
Dijon (FR)
Festival Variations de Lu Warehouse
Nantes
La Fabrique du Dr Faton
Vendome
Joker Pub
Angers
Nuits Zebree - Le Moulin
Marseille
Gretchen
Berlin - Kreuzberg
Pop Wow Festival
Darmstadt
Bumann & Sohn
Köln
Kulturzentrum Dieselstrasse
Esslingen
Hummus Festival
Neuchâtel
anti tapas
Brussels
Centre Culturel Kulturfabrik Asbl
Esch-sur-Alzette
TivoliVredenburg
Utrecht (NL)
Bar Smoke Eurosonic
Groningen
Grand Theater - Eurosonic
Groningen

2019

Tolhuistuin
Amsterdam (NL)
Palace
St. Gallen
Royal
Baden
Parc Expo
Rennes
Biekorf
Brugge
Le Guess Who?
Utrecht
IFF - dutch impact party
Urban Spree
Berlin
Reeperbahn Festival
Hamburg
Leffingeleuren
Oostende
Misty Fields
Heusden
Paard van Troje
Den Haag (NL)
Skatepark
Amsterdam
Into The Great Wide Open
Vlieland (NL)
Introfestival Universiteit Nijmegen
Lowlands
Biddinghuizen
Wintherturer Festwochen
Winterhur
Lethargy Festival
Zurich
Zomerparkfeest
Venlo
Absolutely Free
Genk
Appletreegarden Festival
Diepholz
Festival L'Abore
Hirschfeld (DE)
Rotondes
Luxembourg
Gestrand Festival
Almere
Welcome To The Village
Leeuwarden
Wildeburg Festival
Kraggenburg
Valkhof Festival
Nijmegen
Oumuamua
Zondag
Metropolis
Rotterdam
The Shore
Copacobana Festival
Sint-Amandsberg
Woodstock69
Bloemendaal aan Zee
Plein Publique
Roeselare (BE)
Soccerrocker
Amsterdam
Kimiko Isle of Campus
Aachen
Openluchttheater Vondelpark
Amsterdam (NL)
Extrema Outdoor
Houthalen-Helchteren
Lente Kabinet
Oostzaan
Bevrijdingsfestival Brabant
Den Bosch
SPOT Festival
Aarhus
Karton
Bremen
Koningsdag Festival De Schuit
Katwijk aan Zee
Oranjebitter
Rotterdam
Plato Instore
Leiden
Concerto - Instore
Amsterdam
Tremor Festival
Portugal
Stukafest
Groningen
Grasnapolsky
Kootwijk
TivoliVredenburg
Utrecht
Rotterdamse Schouwburg
Rotterdam
Oosterpoort
Groningen
Plato - Platosonic
Groningen

2018

Oedipus Brewery
Amsterdam
Paard van Troje
Den Haag
013 Poppodium Tilburg
Tilburg
Burgerweeshuis
Deventer (NL)
Dutch Design Week
Eindhoven (NL)
Bolster
Kinrooi, BE
Cultura Nova
Heerlen
Luie Hond Festival
Arhnem