Yellow Red Sparks, dynamic guitar/double bass/drums indie folk trio from Los Angeles, fronted by this sprightly young man that is Josh Hanson also happen to be one of the first acts I saw during this year's CMJ. Early afternoon, upstairs at Pianos. Not the easiest crowd to work with, but thanks to some joke cracking, involvling us all in some thirty-second-singalong of 'I Can't Help Falling In Love With You', and, let's not forget the essentials, playfully swaying through their set of 'cinematic' country. Engaging, entertaining, upbeat; so far, they're ticking a far few boxes to stand aside your average folkies, right? Catch them this evening (11.03) at LA's El Cid, with Dustbowl Revival and Sad Robot. All the info's available here.