Yes Grasshopper is a promising melodic/progressive/post-rock band I discovered about three months ago with their impressive debut, N.O.W.H.E.R.E., off from their debut EP., Yes Grasshopper, which was released not long ago in 2020. Now, please give the song a listen while reading the rest of the article.
I have always been a person who believed in pure creativity. Yes Grasshopper is one of those good examples where we can see a massive potential in unguided pure creativity. I heard of Yes Grasshopper about a three months ago for the first time, listened to only this song N.O.W.H.E.R.E., and it was enough for me to accept their submission. When I started to read more about the band and watch their music video, which surprisingly didn’t submit it along with the song to us, I found out that they are actually an indie band starting their careers with this record. When you watch their music video, you’ll understand what I mean by “being an indie band.” We live in an incredible era where so many musicians and bands make releases from all around the world. And now, we have the chance to compare mainstream to underground bands and realize so many things about their capabilities. Everything’s aside, bands such as Yes Grasshopper deserve respect and admiration for their efforts to make this thing happen. I know from myself, it is not an easy thing.
N.O.W.H.E.R.E. is a badass progressive rock/metal song that caught my full attention only with its exceptional opening riff. Yes Grasshopper has a delicious blend here, showing potential mostly with their instrumentation and composing skills. The structure of the song is not that standard. It takes the listener into a very dynamic journey, and the overall energy level leaves them breathless from the beginning until the end. I love the live performing vibe in their music as well, which makes everything much deeper. Although they have many different elements from progressive metal, metalcore, punk, post-rock, math-rock, to even ska here on this song, their progressive side was the actual thing that brought us all here. I really think that they have the right foundations in their music where they can evolve and become an essential name in their careers.