Jacksonville, Florida's eclectic singer/songwriter Yuno blends surf pop, synth-pop, and R&B into smooth yet distinctive songs.
Born to parents from the U.K. and of Jamaican descent, Yuno's childhood love of skateboarding led to him falling in love with music as well; albums by HIM, AFI
, and Rancid
were among his favorites. As a teen, he taught himself how to play guitar and learned how to make beats from his cousin. Along with recording his music on his own, Yuno also designs his album artwork, directs his music videos, and shoots his own press photos. He released a few singles -- including 2011's Frequency 7" on Old Flame -- as Unouomedude
before switching to Yuno for 2012's beachy "Sunlight." He followed it with 2013's dreamy R&B-tinged track "Grapefruit" and didn't resurface until 2018, when his debut single for Sub Pop
, "No Going Back," arrived that February. The label released his first full-length, Moodie, that May. ~ Heather Phares, Rovi