When seeking to ensure that a youthful friendship blossoms efficiently, a shared affinity for Radiohead is normally a good place to start. Not least for Yellerkin, the lush, shimmering results of a lengthy bond between Adrian, responsible for the duo's woozy vocal, and Luca, the figure underpinning his distinctive croon with murky, swirling production. "Based on that," Adrian enthuses, "We can work together flawlessly." You won't be surprised to hear that Yellerkin not only works, it simply thrives.

Of course, Adrian is known for posturing as the frontman of Poor Remy by day, and Yellerkin certainly poses as a contrasting musical endeavour. "Poor Remy is a project based on really personal relationships," he explains. "The music becomes Yellerkin when I take a step back, when I don't take myself and what I make too seriously, and Luca and I get to mess around with it." And then Adrian says something really fucking exciting, a notion that will surely resonate with even the most casual of listeners: "Luca does a lot of sifting through the bullshit to grab moments of clarity and restructures them to make something palatable and not just me bleeding. He helps me make it a story, something people can identify with. That's why it works."

If you haven't realised already, Yellerkin, Poor Remy, in fact, all of Adrian's sonic outlets, are notable for their rawness, a stark, harsh intimacy that stings for hours after listening. "That's a lot of what my music explores, what I'm afraid of, because what I can't say in conversation with a stranger I can surely put in a song and give to the world, it's much easier that way." Strong ties to the pair's hometown also remain heavily influential. The passion with which Adrian reminisces about the vibrancy of the wood he inhabited as a child, for example, is astonishing. "If I grew up in Santa Fe, I would feel that way about the desert and my music would sound less lush and I wouldn't sing about trees, I would sing about dust and my music would be a little slower," he admits. "I don't mean to generalise, but I think being in the woods and the feelings that go with it, the good and the bad, have a lot to do with what I feel comfortable with and what makes me scared."

While they admit that they are enthralled by much of the world around them, Luca and Adrian are reluctant to let their fiercely DIY attitude wane. "Young artists have no choice but to band together and do things themselves now," Adrian laments, referring to the bubbling plethora of talent oozing from Brooklyn's veins. "No labels are knocking on any doors. People put on their own shows, play for free a lot, play on the street, make it a community thing". That 'community' includes a stalwart of the 405, the wonderful Tei Shi, as well as Figaro, Pinegrove and Ratking, affectionately nicknamed "the homies". Good company to keep, if you ask us.

With the promise of fresh material and an imminent new video for debut track 'Solar Laws' dropping next month ("It's about me and my monster...that's all I'm going to say"), Yellerkin are set for a mammoth end to 2013. "Yellerkin does homage to a kind of disarming hurt," Adrian ponders. "Not that our music is sad, but each song is an attempt to glean some kind of truth from my experiences, something I can know about myself and use to move more easily throughout the world. Each of these songs is a trip, time capsules of not-so-fun times in my career of self-sabotage." While we worry for Adrian's fragile heart, we can't help but revel in the stunning results of his agonising misery.