The Locals are an alt-pop, indie-rock trio from Chicago. The band is fronted by singer,guitarist and songwriter Yvonne Doll, co-founded by bass player Christy Nunes. 2017 marks the exit of Tommy Oerding on the drums. Max Shreffler has taken over the throne for The Locals and they are finishing up their first full length album in a few years. Tour to follow. Due our early 2018.
The Locals have been a part of the Chicago music scene for over a decade. The band has toured extensively in the US and played some dates in the UK. They have played marquee stages and music fests all over the US including: Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI), YouBloom (Los Angeles, CA), Dewey Beach Pop Fest (Dewey Beach, DE), MidPoint Music Fest (Cincinnati, OH), Halstad Market Days (Chicago), Milwaukee Pride (Milwaukee, WI), Chicago Pride (Chicago, IL), House of Blues (Chicago), Lincoln Hall (Chicago, IL), Double Door (Chicago, Il), The Metro (Chicago, IL), Schubas (Chicago, IL), Hard Rock Cafe (Las Vegas, NV), SXSW and more.
Working once again with producer, Steven Gillis at Transient Sound, the Locals are currently in the studio recording a new, full length cd (due out early Winter 2018)
The music is bright, guitar-laiden, ultra catchy, alt-pop, that delivers tasty earbits from each song's start to finish. Fans of The Pixies, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Silversun Pickups will not be dissapointed.
"It’s hard not to fall for Yvonne Doll, the sexy, in-your-face badass lead singer/guitarist, and aggressively sexy bass player Christy Nunes, of The Locals.." --Shewired Magazine
"Doll writes upbeat Pop Rock songs with great melodies and a dash of Punk, but it's Doll's powerful, evocative voice and guitar that sets The Locals apart" --Mike Breen, CityBeat
"If you like The Pixies, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Whigs, etc, you will surely enjoy The Locals."
"Doll proves she has the alt-rock style of singers like Karen O, but also exhibits a unique blend of sultry sounds that definitely sets her apart and makes this track noteworthy. With a blend of old and new sounds and lyrics about letting go, the songs on "Salt" prove to be worthy contenders for Chicago indie anthems..." --Time Out
"Obvious skill occompanied by a punky attitude" -- Guitar Player Magazine "Top Female Musicians You Should Know"