On April 15th Yes Sir Boss release ‘Mrs #1’ featuring label owner Joss Stone, the band’s second single taken from debut album Desperation State (released October 2012). Showcasing a more accessible pop sound, ‘Mrs #1’ combines spacious instrumentation with catchy horn melodies and a driving funk bass line, all of which sit smoothly underneath the meeting of front man Matt Sellors’ husky vocals and Stone’s soulful brilliance as the two sing of trying too hard in love.
After jamming the song with Joss for the first time Matt acknowledged “I had never intended for the song to be a duet but the addition of female vocals seemed to add clarity to the lyrics, and in a way, make the song complete.” One of Joss’s favourite tracks from the album, she happily admitted “I love the song, it sounded great when we sung it together so we recorded it – simple as that!”.
Yes Sir Boss’s diverse up-tempo sound takes the rhythmic foundations of ska and funk, and injects them with bluesy guitar riffs, spaghetti-western tinged jazz horns and pop-infused vocal melodies to create an irresistibly catchy mix with more than enough bite to cater to fans of all genres.
To coincide with the release of the single, Yes Sir Boss have announced a UK tour in April/May and will play the following dates:
10-Apr-2013 Exeter Mama Stones
13-Apr-2013 Brighton Concorde 2
19-Apr-2013 Glastonbury The King Arthur
20-Apr-2013 Plymouth C103
27-Apr-2013 Bristol The Thekla
28-Apr-2013 Nottingham The Maze
29-Apr-2013 Birmingham The Institute
2-May-2013 London The Borderline
3-May-2013 Barnstable The Factory
4-May-2013 Swansea The Garage