- 20 Oct 21
Rising lo-fi act Yenkee (Graham Cooney) started recording and producing his own music at the age of 15, using minimal equipment purchased with busking money.
Soft Boy Records labelmates Yenkee and Kojaque have teamed up to create Western-inspired visuals for 'Dolly', which see Yenkee and friends dance in cowboy gear.
Known for his fresh, original take on indie and hip-hop music, Yenkee isn't afraid to bring his sense of humour to the forefront of his sound.
Off-piste lyricism in 'Dolly' retains plenty of Graham Cooney's eccentricities, and follows the release of May 2021's 'Drive' with Soft Boy Records.
'Dolly' marks his second outing on the label this year, with the Kojaque-directed video in tow.
Cooney tells us that ‘Dolly’ is a song about daydreaming; it's lyrics and tone shape-shift from fantasising about Hollywood parties and white limousines to realising the banal, monotonous reality of your existence, and the song reflects on what it would be like to be someone else for a day.
It was recorded in Yenkee's home studio in Cork City. With a support slot on Kojaque’s November European Tour alongside upcoming headline shows in Ireland and the UK, Yenkee is poised to bring his songs far and wide through the end of 2021.
Yenkee released his Adieu Adieu EP back in 2015 under his own name, with Songs from When I Was 16 landing the following year. 2018 saw the release of Yenkee singles 'Are You Alright', 'Lander', 'Freedom'; plus 2019's Cannibal Tree EP; 2020's 'Lucy', 'Shiver Shake/Future Failures', 'Life in 3/4 Time' and 2021's 'Somethin' Stupid' and 'Drive'.
With a plethora of sold out shows in Ireland under his belt and a feature on the Normal People soundtrack; Yenkee is poised to keep the momentum going throughout 2021 and 2022.
Watch the video for 'Dolly' below:
Revisit Yenkee's May 2020 On Our Radar Q&A interview with Hot Press here.