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Yammerer: Tell Me What the Ancient Astronaut Theorists Believe – “another existential pile on”

The Merseyside-based punks bring us the first single from their forthcoming debut LP.

To kick off July, local hell-raisers, Yammerer, serve up Tell Me What the Ancient Astronaut Theorists Believe; the lead single from their forthcoming debut album.

Having released stand-alone cut, The Beachgoer, earlier this year, the song was the biggest departure in sound we’ve heard from the Liverpool-based odyssey, exploding with a feverish charm in the kind of way that makes you feel truly alive.

On Tell Me What the Ancient Astronaut Theorists Believe, we hear Yammerer reining in the experimentation and drawing from the aesthetics that fried our brains in the first place.

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Tell Me What the Ancient Astronaut Theorists Believe is actually the most straight-forward thing the band has delivered yet, which showcases their nimbleness to flit between the conventional and the outlandish.

Yammerer - Tell Me What the Ancient Astronaut Theorists Believe

Thematically, it’s yet another existential pile on, this time through the protagonist, Jon Vertigo, where “Facebook’s cold war-era tactics” are the source of our dark amusement. You know the score, keyboard warriors flexing their muscles in the fictitious online world as intellectual gods escaping the grim realities of their 9-5 working dread.

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Singer, Jay Sunsea, has never been afraid to show us his sense of humour and it doesn’t stop here. In front of the spidery sounds of Object 47-era Wire, Tell Me What the Ancient Astronaut Theorists Believe is the sound Mark E. Smith and John Dwyer having a backyard rumble after one too many sherbets.

It’s a solid start in what will be a better back half of 2021. Not least because we’ll be getting the full Yammerer treatment.

Tell Me What the Ancient Astronaut Theorists Believe is out now via Restless Bear Records. Purchase from Bandcamp.

By Simon Kirk

Product from the happy generation. Proud purple bin owner surviving on music, books and LFC. New book, Welcome To Charmsville, available from all major vendors.

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