The Yalla Yallas take their name from a Joe Strummer song, which sets out their stall straight off, and what a well stocked stall of Punk’n’Roll wares they've got. Think of every Punk band you’ve ever loved from The Clash and the class of 77 through to The UK Subs and punks second wave in the 80‘s, throw in some Social Distortion and Rancid, with a slight dash of Guns and Roses then add a whole bunch of socially and politically aware lyrics and you’ll be some way close to what The Yalla Yallas sound like. I should say at this point that this is nothing new, but neither is it a cheap, clichéd, copycat cash in….this is the real rawkus and righteous Rock’n’Roll deal, played from the heart.
Their debut album Act Of Defiance was released in 2009, and funded by Strummerville, the music charity set up after Joes death. Diamond In The Dirt, their second album came out in 2010 with the support of Pledge Music. Both are available from the bands website, but as a little freebie sample, here are 4 tracks, a couple from each album. I have to say it was hard to choose jut four. Enjoy!