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Tip of The Week: Yes Cadets - Le Mans

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Dan Lucas Dan Lucas | 10:30 UK time, Monday, 4 July 2011

I've been well acquainted with Yes Cadets over the past few weeks. First they rocked up at Maida Vale to record a session for Steve Lamacq on 6 Music, then a couple weeks later found themselves in a muddy farm called Glastonbury playing the BBC Introducing Stage.

Arriving at Glastonbury on Friday and playing on Sunday, you have to wonder what a band should do? Should they be well behaved, get early nights, drink plenty of water, and avoid all intoxication? Or should they go rock n roll, embrace each night like it was their last on earth, find themselves lost in Shangri La and The Unfairground at 6am, eventually picking themselves up from The Stone Circle Sunday afternoon to search for their guitars and stumble on to the stage..?

I'm sure there's some middle ground, but however Yes Cadets took on Glasto, they arrived on our stage bright and early (on Glastonbury time that is) and ready to roll. This performance of H.O.T captures their punchy infectious sound.

See more videos and photos of Yes Cadets at Glasto.

I have to say, they are a lovely bunch. Friendly, talkative, genuinely nice people; that goes a long way when it's pouring with rain and a mud bath is developing backstage. Hailing from Belfast they got the boat to Maida Vale and back for their Lamacq session, and then got the boat over to Scotland before driving to Glastonbury. You don't have to be that good at geography to know that is about as far as you can travel across the UK! So who knows how long it took for them to get back (considering it took 6 hours to get to central London)!?

This track Le Mans will be on the Radio 1 playlist all week, and if you just can't get enough of Yes Cadets, why not listen to their full Maida Vale session tracks as well. 

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