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Hot New Talent Alert: Listen to The Yes Ma'ams "Taste Test" (Free EP)


With the glorious return of the boybands, it is pretty much only a matter of time before girl groups will follow suit and make their comeback as well. Over in Europe, British newcomers Stooshe are staking their claim to be next big girl thing, and here in the States newcomers The Yes Ma'ams are taking a shot at success with their genre-mashing blend of pop that is bursting with a serious style, good looks, raw talent and a proper dose of girl power. Those are all key ingredients that make up a proper girl group with the potential to hit the big time.

Currently unsigned, The Yes Ma'ams is the spicy and sassy teaming of members Privacy, Secrecy and Slander who like their describe themselves as a mixture of "the sex appeal of Vanity 6 with the calm cool of TLC" and "a splash of the flirty fun of the Spice Girls." I just like to describe The Yes Ma'ams as seriously good pop with a whole lotta personality.

The Atlanta-based group started out teasing fans with countless images and a few singles (including "Vanessa," "Only If I Say So" and "Firestarter) before sharing their debut EP, "Taste Test," that is available for free on their web site. The group has continued working to build a steady fanbase across social networks, clearly setting the stage for bigger things to come. In the next few months, The Yes Ma'ams will be working on music videos and recording more material for a follow-up EP, as well as their presently untitled debut album. 

Privacy, Secrecy and Slander have been collaborating on their sound with a slew of promising young writers and producers including Kevin Michael, D Michael, Brian Davis, Linx Kanel and newcomer Garlic Bread. For their forthcoming debut LP, the trio is teaming up with hitmakers like Stacy Barthe (Rihanna) and Druski (Dawn Richards), Kevin Michael and Timbaland protege B. Kidd who produced J. Cole's "Can't Get Enough."

Make sure to check out The Yes Ma'ams very good (and very free) "Taste Test" EP to get a good feel for their fresh new sound. Listen for example to the flaming, next generation pop romp "Got A Problem," and the retro-styled and synth-happy "Light Up The Night" that features the ladies' slick vocal harmonies. Also featured on the EP is the hip hop edged "Believe Dat" and the contemporary girl power anthem "What Girls Are Made Of" that instantly invokes memories of Prince's Apollonia Six. (Download the free EP and its tracks right here.)

April 30, 2012 | Permalink