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Boye (a pun for Boje, trans. Colors) were a Serbian new wave and later alternative rock band from Serbia, Novi Sad. Until the late 1980s Boye were an all-female band, but later lineups also featured male members.

The band was formed in October 1981 by Biljana Babić (drums), Jasna Manjulov (keyboards, vocals), Ljiljana Radaković (bass) and Klaudija Gavrilović (guitar, vocals). The first live appearance the band had in December of the same year, presenting themselves as an energetic all-female new wave band. In February of the following year, along with other Novi Sad new wave bands, they performed at Novosadski novi talas (Novi Sad New Wave) concert held in the Vienna club Arena.

In 1983, the band performed at the international rock festival Frauen in der Rock Music in Vienna and Frauen Avantgarde festival in Linz. At the time, Klaudija Gavrilović left the band being replaced by Vesna Branković and Milica Žilnik "Maša" became the new lead vocalist. The following year, the band recorded their debut album in Zagreb, however, it was never released as the record label wanted them to become an electropop band.

In 1985, without the need for compromise the band made demo recordings, with the Disciplina Kičme frontman Dušan Kojić "Koja" as the producer. The recorded demo tracks provided them with an opportunity to release a single "Ja hoću te" ("I Want You"), with the song "Kralj dosade" ("King of Boredom") as the B-side, through PGP RTB. The cover of the single featured the inscriptions "Prvi pravi ženski zvuk" ("The first true feminine sound")[written in Kojić's already familiar manner.

The single release was followed by the debut album, Dosta! Dosta! Dosta! (Enough! Enough! Enough!), released by the same label in 1988,featuring the prominent songs "Mama Kivi" ("Mother Kiwi"), "Gde se možemo sresti" ("Where Could We Meet"), and the title track. The album also featured the new bassist Darko Matić, the first male member in the group, and yet another vocalist Tanja Đajić. Under Kojić's influence, the band had maintained their original musical style and introduced rap vocal sections. The album cover for both the album and the single had been designed by Biljana Babić.

read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boye_(band)

The band split-up in 1997

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