Affirmative action

From the land of hype and glory, itss the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs. Eamon Sweeney reports

Overhyped, oversexed, overexposed, over here and all the...

This article is now part of the archive. To access this article you need to subscribe to for the bargain price of €20 or be a subscriber to Hot Press Magazine. The archive has over 40,000 articles in it, growing at well over 500 a month. Not only that, but you get special 'member's cds' for €10, discounts on all hotpress related products and exclusive promotions. also has thousands of articles and pieces of content that are free to access to anyone, including it's latest music news, photo galleries, web exclusive interviews.

To join click HERE.

To subscribe to Hot Press, & The Hot Press iPad Edition for just €69.95 go here

To learn more about member benefits, go to HERE


Related Articles

WATCH: Yeah Yeah Yeahs unveil brand new video

Lily Cole stars in the promo for 'Sacrilege'.

Read More


Read More

LISTEN: New single from Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The NY trio are back with 'Sacrilege'...

Read More

Yeah Yeah Yeahs reveal new album details

We've the cover, the name and the trailer.

Read More

Yeah Yeah Yeahs & Fight Like Apes

The last time I saw Fight Like Apes, their performance was a little ramshackle, to say the least. The four-piece looked like they needed a few weeks off, and quite frankly, we were concerned that one of our favourite bands might be burned out.

Read More

It's Blitz

NYC art-rockers go in for some ch-ch-changes on excellent third album

Read More

Is Is

The first new material from New York’s finest avant garde trio since last year’s superb Show Your Bones album, Is Is isn’t a new album, unfortunately.

Read More

Down Boy

Taken from the much-anticipated Is Is EP, ‘Down Boy’ is the sound of Yeah Yeah Yeahs having a subdued moment, with Karen O’s breathy vocals all too prevalent. Like the rest of the tracks on the release, it was written in 2004, and though we’ll lap it up because they’re Yeah Yeah Yeahs and they can do what they like and we’ll love it, one can’t help but wish they’d taken this opportunity to show off their post-Show Your Bones wisdom instead.

Read More

Yeah Yeah Yeahs release new EP

New York trio the Yeah Yeah Yeahs plan a new EP for July.

Read More

The story of O

She’s one of the sassiest, not to say iconic, frontwomen in rock. Up close however, Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O is just a big pussycat. Look, we’ve even made her cry.

Read More

Show Your Bones

Show Your Bones sees the crew catch their breath in the less chaotic mid-tempo pop lane. Happily, we may now discover what Nick Zinner’s ornate guitar work actually sounds like when not condensed into the over-excited, if enjoyable twenty second spurts that characterised the first record.

Read More

Y Control

It’s certainly one of the sexiest singles you’ll hear all year, though beware…for effect, it needs to be played really fucking loud.

Read More


Machine-gun drums, staccato bursts of guitar and laid-back vocals, ‘Mars’ is, for my money, the finest three and a half minutes on the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ much-lauded debut and is far more interesting than their usual sonic bluster.

Read More


Read More

Fever To Tell

Breathless, sexy, frantic – the album’s forty minutes include five minutes waiting around for a hidden extra track; don’t bother, it’s shite – Fever To Tell is a racket but an undeniably glorious one.

Read More


Read More

Advertise With Us

For information including benefits, key facts, figures and rates for advertising with Hot Press, click below


Find us elsewhere