Yeti - Never Lose Your Sense Of Wonder/Working For The Industry - Single Review
Never Lose Your Sense Of Wonder/Working For The Industry
(Moshi Moshi Music 28/03/05)
A cruising and upbeat AA single that encompasses snippets from various genres such as skiffle, garage rock, folk, anti-folk and Mersey beat, but also exudes enough individuality to hold Yeti out as bright and bold newcomers. The two A sides are catchy and will have you shuffling around the room like bargain hunter, as the topics of emotional integrity and exploitation are tunefully summarized.
Lurking behind the melodic and endearing front of this John Halsall led cockney quintet is a strange and shocking B-side; ‘Midnight Flight’. Halsall’s vocals take on a longing and quirky narrative. With the aid of a haunting, yet melodious accompaniment Halsall takes us on a dark journey through the mind of a sleepwalking serial killer. The song via the lyrics contains a trickle of irony running through it like blood:
“Last night I ate the heart of a girl of just age two,
and when her mother found her you should have heard her coo.
Oooohhh, my little baby killed by someone crazy;
Let’s hope it’s just a phase he’s going through.”
This number is as shocking, yet entertaining as a merger between The Jerry Springer Show, Shaun of the Dead and Big Brother. Yeti has descended upon us and it is going to be nigh on impossible to ignore them.