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The debut Ep by London based four-piece DEAF YETi. Due for release on 01.12.12. Including exclusive fourth bonus track 'Dark Days', lyrics, and artwork courtesy of LA based painter, Elsa Mora. Visit www.facebook.com/deafyeti for more.
The first EP from DEAF YETi is a raucous affair, saddled between Smashing Pumpkin's reverb-strewn guitars and hard Blondie pop of vocalist, Shell Fielding's gritty delivery. Written sometime between 2008 and 2012, the mood of DEAF YETi's long awaited demo varies wildly from exuberant off-the-wall choruses to brooding; down, out and angry.
Opening track 'Smoke & Gold' plays garage rock by the numbers. But gloriously so. Kicking off with a stage announcement bass-line, DEAF YETi soar to maddening volume and intensity, brought through by the Irish hick in Fielding's voice.
'I See Ya' sparkles with acoustic guitar lain beneath the harder, electric strokes of Jon Dodd's chord work, evoking a strange, Anglo grunge that harks back to America's Deep South with it's roots firmly in the green hills and city streets of England. If The Band's Annie had taken that load off and left on a candy fuelled road trip she might just have written this in Hitchcock's basement.
Then, after all the bright lights and scary feints, there's real darkness. 'Blue Boxes', with it's haunting guitar feedback - courtesy of producer Mark Waterman's much vaunted work with an early Elastica - and mean, rolling bass serves as a punch to the gut. Replete with lyrics both complex and unflinchingly intimate, there remain secrets and psychoses that are unleashed by DEAF YETi on a chaotic breakdown, building like an out of control freighter towards the song's finish line.
Bonus track, 'Dark Days' closes things off with massive, sweeping drum work and cymbal crashes from percussionist Julia Schell. Delay-riddled guitars and dark, half-smiled pronouncements of love are the only comfort offered to stay Hosking's terrifying, unrelenting bass. Completely unreleased apart from the hi-def digital download or hard copy - available only at DEAF YETi's frenetically intense live performances - this could easily be a lipstick smeared leaving letter; left on the coffee table to a much loved, more unliked lover.
Set to record again in early 2013, The Gunfactory EP stands as a raw promise of things to come for the band. Currently booking dates for the Summer season and seeking management, DEAF YETi are most definitely worth keeping an eye on. If there's one thing you'll feel sorry about when leaving yeti country, it's that you couldn't stay longer.
released 01 December 2012
All songs arranged and performed by DEAF YETi
DEAF YETi are Shell, Jon, Julia and James
‘Smoke & Gold’ and ‘I See Ya’ written by Jonathan Dodd
‘Blue Boxes’ and ‘Dark Days’ written by Jonathan Dodd and Michelle Fielding
Recorded, mixed & produced by Marc Waterman at Gunfactory Studios. London, UK
Artwork by Elsa Mora. Band portrait by Linxi Romanovski
DEAF YETi are a garage rock four-piece hailing from London, UK. Referencing the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth and
Joy Division, their sound is loud, dirty and full of glitter. Having released their first demo, 'The Gunfactory Ep' with Mark Waterman (him of Elastica fame) DEAF YETi are currently booking for September 2013. Put on your fur and leathers....more