On Friday the 12th of November, Bristol-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist T.E. Yates will release his new EP Strange Weather, the follow-up to his debut album Silver Coins and White Feathers. Continuing the feverishly eclectic stylings of his previous records, Yates also maintains the songwriting prowess and wry honesty that have won him plaudits from radio, press, peers and fans alike. His unique sound weaves effortlessly through Americana, Folk, Old-Time, 60s Pop, 70s Songwriters, Post-Punk, Rock and even Jazz and Ragtime.
Yates is joined on record by a host of extraordinary musicians. Among them two-time AMA - UK multi-Instrumentalist of the Year C.J. Hillman (Laura Marling, Yola, Billy Bragg, JP Cooper) on Pedal Steel and Mikey Kenney (Vinicio Capossela, Band of Burns) on Fiddle. Though ambitious in instrumentation, the mastery of the musicians on Strange Weather allow for the intimacy and vulnerability of Yates’ writing to shine through.
On the 1st of November, Yates premieres the accompanying video to "Condition", the opening track of Strange Weather - a reliably forthright and honest song about his experiences as a neurodivergent person. For this video, Yates has teamed up with fellow neurodivergent creative practitioners through Biggerhouse Films’ Different Voices project. Among others, the video features contributions from much-loved Bristol gig-goer and artist Jeffrey “Big Jeff” Johns.
In support of the EP release, Yates embarks on a UK tour on the 13th of November with The Jesus Bolt (former members of both Witness and The Blue Aeroplanes).
Former label-mate and darling of the London jazz scene, Alabaster dePlume has this to say about Yates - “T.E. Yates is a beautiful character. He’s not quite like the rest of us…He presents us with absolutely nothing but himself. He aspires to no grandeur. He offers, simply, his very soul.”