TUNE Yowl - Mammalian Fondness (radio edit)
YOWL releases new E.P ‘Atrophy’ via Clue Records on 29th November, backed by lead track ‘Mammalian Fondness’ (Impact Date: 29th November).
‘Mammalian Fondness’ is an upbeat sniping diatribe of modern culture and Peckham five-piece YOWL capture a frustration of the 9-5 London grind like few others. In front man and lyrical wordsmith Gabriel Byrde, they have someone who can spin poetry about alienation and exhaustion. Gabriel takes on masculine boardrooms, career prospects, advertising hyperbole and more. The song descents into a frenzied outro with a theremin wildly waving over the pinned down bass line.
The tracks on ‘Atrophy’ vary wildly from one to the next, while always clearly keeping the sensibilities YOWL have made their own. They have spent the last year entrenching their reputation as a band able to cast a menacing shadow on record and stage. They were named in DIY’s ‘Class of 2019’, have played alongside IDLES and LICE, as well as dawning the stages of Pitchfork Avant-Garde and London Calling.
YOWL will play Oct: Moth Club London (1st), Hip Priest Festival Glasgow (19th). More TBA.
“YOWL take the mundane and make it sounds like a never-ending thrill.” - NME
“they tell bleak, beautiful stories.” - DIY (Class of 2019)
“…a band who make Peckham sound like New York City 2002.” - Loud & Quiet