PARTY: Yolanda Be Cool will play at the Harvey Road Tavern in Gladstone on June 5 for a free event.
PARTY: Yolanda Be Cool will play at the Harvey Road Tavern in Gladstone on June 5 for a free event.

It’s a cool life for the Yolanda boys on tour

THEY are the creators of remixed hits Sugar Man and We No Speak No Americano, so it's no surprise the Yolanda Be Cool boys love living the party life.

The Aussie band, made up of Andrew Stanley and Matthew Handley, are hitting up the Harvey Road Tavern on June 5 for a free show.

Pulse caught up with Andrew during a break on their tour, to chat about all things music, family and living the high life.

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Pulse: Tell us about Yolanda Be Cool.

Andrew: We love sampling music and we have always done party stuff. We keep it fun and when we do our own stuff it's club focused. We get the best of both worlds. It's definitely good to play party music.

We go through bursts of being really busy. On tour you are playing every day and you are hungover at airports.

Sometimes we come home when we are in between tours and there's a bit more time to be in the studio.

It goes from really busy to being a bit more chilled.

Pulse: What's your relationship with your other half in the band, Matt?

Andrew: He lives in south Bondi and I love in north Bondi, quite often we meet in the middle.

We love most of the same sort of thing and if we aren't DJing we are at the same sort of parties.

Pulse: Do you have another job on the side or does music pay the bills?

Andrew: I am lucky enough to have quit the day job and I have been doing full-time music for the past five years and you can't complain.

I used to work in advertising. I was good at table tennis!

Pulse: It must be awesome to tour the world and play beats.

I love going on holiday and being a tourist. Doesn't everyone?

The good thing about our job is that we get to do that for a living.

Playing in new countries is a lot of fun and we went to Tokyo at the start of the year and we got to eat all the local weird and wonderful food.

It was a cultural overload. I love doing that.

Yolanda Be Cool will play at the Harvey Road Tavern in Gladstone on June 5 for a free event.
Yolanda Be Cool will play at the Harvey Road Tavern in Gladstone on June 5 for a free event. Contributed

Pulse: Do you have a family?

Andrew: I have a wife and a little bub. If her dance moves are anything to go by, she loves music.

She says 'hip-hop' and loves the song Lean On. She is two years old and two months. Matt is single at the moment.

Pulse: Where did the name of the band come from?

Andrew: It's inspired by the move Pulp Fiction. There's a scene at the end of the movie with a girl named Yolanda.

It's one of our favourite movies; it's amazing.

Pulse: Been to Gladstone before?

Andrew: I feel like we have been to central Queensland for sure but I can't remember.

We will be playing our new one and older ones like Sugar Man.

We are in the middle of touring at the moment and we are looking forward to this show in particular.

We haven't started touring the next single yet so we are in between things.

Pulse: Any big plans for the future?

Andrew: We just want to keep the dream alive and we've got a European and US tour coming up this year.

We are going back to Burning Man again where we played two years ago. It's amazing and so much fun.

We have made some good friends there.

The band will play at the Harvey Road Tavern from 7.30pm on June 5.



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