NEW SINGLE RELEASED – Friday 2nd July 2021
ANGULAR, SURREAL AND AVANT-GARDE – THE NEXT CHAPTER OF YAMMERER
Frenzied and deranged, ‘Tell Me What The Ancient Astronaut Theorists Believe’ is 3 minutes of pure post-punk excitement. Lyrically hieroglyphic and musically tense and oblique, the latest Yammerer offering is one hell of a trip.
From what I gather, this band are fast developing a fearsome live reputation and it is also very apparent that they are an outfit vehemently set on trailblazing their own paths into unchartered musical territories.
Think At The Drive In… think The Mars Volta – Yammerer are intent on taking it a step further. Imagine Girl Band, Idles, The Fall, Muse and Talking Heads all getting together in the studio. The end result would be something quite preposterous, insanely ambitious and absolutely chaotic. Even then, we’re still only getting halfway near to describing this spaced-out oddity.
What the future holds for Yammerer is as opaque as the demented harangues of this single – but one thing is for certain – the intrigue factor for us listeners just shot off the end of the scale.
More about the band and the track…
Anyone familiar with Liverpool’s Yammerer will understand what a redundant concept that is. After all, how can one be familiar with an outfit that not only regularly reinvents itself between releases, but also seemingly reinvents just exactly what it means to be a band in 2021. With such a strong emphasis on the organic and the extemporised, Yammerer were never going to be just another band, and one only need look to previous single ‘The Beachgoer’ to understand that. Five
minutes of droning synth, lapping waves and barely audible soundbytes all form the backdrop for a hypnotic vocal delivery, it tells the story of a nameless protagonist who finds liberation in choices being removed. Dystopian? Perhaps. Existential certainly. But this is just one side to Yammerer’s coin. Indeed, their latest single ‘Tell Me What the Ancient Astronaut Theorists Believe’ is, in comparison at least, almost accessible, harbouring more in common with previous single ‘Boa Constrictor’ than the aforementioned. Bass and guitar chug together inexorably bringing to mind punk bands like Dead Kennedys, or post-punk acts like WIRE. Accessible might be a stretch however, especially once the track’s narrative is taken into account. Featuring another protagonist (now named Jon Vertigo) the track is another existential offering, this time exploring ideas of identity within capitalist constructs in true Yammerer fashion, though it shares little else in common with ‘The Beachgoer’.
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