"This has to be the most terrific discovery I’ve made in new band browsing recently and I find it very hard to believe they’ve not signed a record deal with anyone. YuLeS is comprised of brothers Bertrand and Guillaume from France who admit to having been “brought up in a house full of vinyl records, books and music instruments”. The result is, strangely, Americana at its finest. Here stands a duo living in France who has more in common with Nashville than some of the Nashville artists I’ve heard.
What I get from listening to YuLeS is incredibly heartfelt, passionate songwriting that resembles many of their influences without being unoriginal. The songs are a fiery combination of The Shins, Ron Sexsmith, Simon & Garfunkel, Jon Brion, Jeff Buckley and Randy Newman. The arrangements include lots of acoustic guitars, xylophone, harpsichords, recorders (you know, like a flute?), guitar, drums, occasional Hammond B-3 and vocals. There’s only four tracks on their MySpace site, but if you love any of the artists I’ve mentioned in that one sentence it would be very hard not to like them. YuLeS is an artist not to be missed and deserving of immediate attention on this side of the ocean."www.loudersoft.com