VIDEO PREMIERE: Post-pop Duo Yo Kinky Keep Sanity Amidst the Chaos in “Resistance”

Yo Kinky is Laura Wight and Tom Unish of Queens, New York. The post-pop duo creates music that layer seductive patter lyrics over shimmering angular guitars and drum machines. The two met at the start of 2020, bonding over shared musical interests, and immediately started working on songs together. Over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, Wight and Unish self-produced and recorded the upcoming self-titled debut EP, which is due out February 26th. This collection of songs addresses trust, communication, love, loneliness, freedom, identity, and expectation. The two-piece incorporates drum machines and buzzing, dissonant, squelching keyboards with guitars that alternately shimmer and shake with reverb and delay. Recorded and mixed by Unish, Wight handled the lyrics while Unish performed the instrumentation. Her bright vocals are delivered with a conversational precision that calls to mind acts like X, Sleaford Mods, and Blondie. Yo Kinky looks forward to playing locally, nationwide, and beyond.

Today Glide is excited to premiere the music video for the duo’s second single, “Resistance,” which finds the duo exploring a more delicate yet simultaneously strong and confident mood. Hitting with a cool pop sensibility that showcases Tom Unish’s space-synth-meets-dreamy-rockabilly guitar stylings alongside Wight’s infectious vocals and biting lyrics, the song yearns for much-needed intimacy in a time of social distancing and isolation. The straightforward drum track leaves plenty of space for reverb-soaked guitar solo work that complements Wight’s playful yet ominous singing. The video captures the vibe of the music as it depicts Wight in three perilous scenarios while she smiles and remains unphased as she faces her impending doom. With the help of photographer/director Steve Peirce, the duo uses a bit of dark comedy and old film tropes to allude to remaining upbeat as one yearns for intimacy in a time of isolation and uncertainty.

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Photo credit: Steve Peirce

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