No No Yeah Okay


Annjelica Houston

The Milwaukee-based sonic melting pot that is No No Yeah Okay took
form in 2014 when Mark Gage (production) and Christopher Quasius
(guitar) began creating experimental instrumentals with little purpose
beyond passing the time while drinking a few beers. As their library
of instrumentals grew, Mark invited friend and, at the time, rapper,
Colin Plant (vocals), to add vocals to a few tracks. Colin quickly
felt like No No Yeah Okay was an opportunity to grow as an artist and
change his style towards singing versus rapping. With the introduction
of Joshua Paynter (bass) the band added a layer of craft and detail
that was necessary to finish their debut song, XO.

XO was the proxy to a longer road of discovery. How do you mash hip
hop with electronic with punk? They are still figuring that out, one
song at a time. In 2015, No No Yeah Okay released Dual (EP). Through
the stylistic twist and turns of each member’s influence, a broader
narrative emerged through the debut project. A story that contains
scenarios and messages that are relatable to most anyone; the rise and
fall of your first serious relationship. No No Yeah Okay had quickly
become established as a unique sonic presence delivered by an elevated
focus on aesthetics and narrative substance.

For a group who was still discovering their own identity, this
attention awarded No No Yeah Okay with opportunities to take their
sound to the public on larger-than-life stages. Everything from
Summerfest to NBA halftime shows.

As No No Yeah Okay are set to release their follow up project, Cabal
(EP), the band showcases their evolution and maturity as musicians as
well as performers. Like Dual, Cabal follows a thematic throughline
that portrays the varying abstract forms of identity and what it is to
augment your identity to fulfill the perceptions of others.

Press Releases

12.08.17//No No Yeah Okay Turns Fantasy Into Reality With New Single “Make Believe”

No No Yeah Okay Turns Fantasy Into Reality With New Single “Make Believe”

Little Assembly Band Hits The Ground Running Following Success Of “That Ain’t You”

Milwaukee, WI – Indie-electronic band No No Yeah Okay drops “Make Believe,” the latest single off their upcoming EP Cabal. With a slow build and a satisfying beat drop that creates a cacophony of intense energy, this perfectly crafted track brings you into a fantastical world designed by the band. Eclectic and captivating, NNYO’s music  was praised as, “an arrangement that references indie-rock, mainstream and hip-hop beats, seemingly designed [to] make the listener feel all warm inside” (Electronic North). “Make Believe” is now available for streaming or download on digital music platforms worldwide.

“Make Believe” idealizes running away from your responsibilities and towards your passion. The track urges listeners to chase their dreams and rid themselves of any toxicity in their lives. Indie-inspired soaring vocals take listeners on a journey with lyrics such as, “better days seem far but we can just drive off, into the sunset, yeah we’ll stay high.” Layered synths perfectly blend and coordinate with these lyrics to create a full sound that is edgy yet irresistible to listen to over and over again.

Based out of Milwaukee, No No Yeah Okay is a sonic melting pot comprised of Colin Plant (vocals), Mark Gage (production), Christopher Quasius (guitar), and Joshua Paynter (bass). Each player brings their own flair to the band, with influences that span across every genre, creating their own unique sound. “We don’t paint pretty pictures of a glamorous life, we don’t create party anthems, or sing about abstract concepts that anyone could sing about. The lyrics come from experiences and are delivered in a way that ties to a larger narrative; the concept for the project,” explains Gage.

They have recently been featured in publications such as AuPium, Listen Here Reviews, and Electronic North and have shared the stage at Summerfest, Rock the Burb Festival, & many more. The band is currently signed to Los Angeles-based label Little Assembly and is making waves as they prepare for the release of their new EP Cabal.

Let No No Yeah Okay’s latest single take you to your new reality. Download or stream “Make Believe” on your favorite digital music outlet now and learn more about No No Yeah Okay’s well-crafted musicianship at