Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Yeah Yeah Yeahs is an American indie rock band formed in New York City in 2000. The group is composed of vocalist and pianist Karen O, guitarist and keyboardist Nick Zinner, and drummer Brian Chase. They are complemented in live performances by second guitarist David Pajo, who joined as a touring member in 2009 and replaced Imaad Wasif who had previously held this role. According to an interview that aired during the ABC network's Live from Central Park SummerStage series, the band's name was taken from modern New York City vernacular. The band has recorded four studio albums; the first, Fever to Tell, was released in 2003. The second, Show Your Bones, was released in 2006 and was named the second best album of the year by NME. Their third studio album, It's Blitz!, was released in March 2009. All three albums earned the band Grammy nominations for Best Alternative Music Album. Their fourth album, Mosquito, was released in April 2013.

Links to Peel

Peel first played the group's material in 2001, when they released their debut single through the Shifty label. A year later, the band did a session for his show in 2002.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs received constant airplay from Peel and listeners twice voted their tracks in the Festive Fifty between 2002 and 2003.

Festive Fifty Entries


1. Recorded: 2002-07-10. Broadcast: 22 August 2002. Repeated: 12 December 2002

  • Maps / Y Control / Miles Away / Tick

Other Shows Played

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Bang!

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Bang!


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