Blind Yackety is a constantly evolving eight-piece band, incorporating a myriad of influences, from fifties’ lounge pop to psychedelic, Arabic soul music, to Ennio Morricone-esque climaxes. The sound is spun with multi-layered vocal harmonies, tropical rhythms and spidery guitar, and is at once hypnotic and immediate. Moments of gentle serenity are interrupted by passionate, driving choruses and sudden hopeful impulses. These are songs that call for light in an apparently cold and meaningless modern world.
After a busy year of gigs and festivals in Ireland and the UK, Blind Yackety are due to release their highly anticipated debut album, Fences and Furnaces, on the 23rd of November in Whelan’s. Follow-up dates are in the pipeline. Their split 7” single, Easy Days, was launched at the start of the summer and is available for free download.