The multi-National, multi-lingual Yossarian are a band whose every track ebbs and flows, chameleon-like from one idiom to another, never quite defining who you think they are. They have been labeled as “Alternative Rock” but this already does them a disservice. There is no catch in Yossarian, you just have to accept that they are intentionally paradoxical.
Just when you think you can categorise them as Alternative-Post Rock in tracks like Cloud Watching from their soon to be released second album ‘Light Up My Head’ and Arrow Part 1 from their debut album ‘The Little We Know’, they then challenge your perception through Monolith Acts I, II, & III, a meandering epic in the vein of Pink Floyd’s Shine on you Crazy Diamond.
Inspired by Brooklyn based bands such as Grizzly Bear and The National, Yossarian blend post-rock sensibilities with a quixotic sentiment to create a sky-scraping epic sound laden with accelerating electric guitar atmospherics and orchestral layers. Their lyrics are dark, melancholic and ambiguous, and drift between themes of meaningless mortality and universal human dreams and nightmares. The vocals are dealt out starkly over an ever changing landscape that shifts between ethereal soundscapes resembling the musical love child of Arcade Fire and Pink Floyd.
The band has recently launched its third crowdfunding campaign to raise the funds to record their new album, following their previous successful campaigns to record 'The Little We Know' and 'Light Up My Head'. The album is already under production and is due to be released in 2017.
"Majestic alt-rock for fans of Grizzly Bear, The National and Pink Floyd." Time Ou
"Yossarian do a dense, cloud-gathering view of the world. And they do it well." Supajam
"The most beautiful album since 2010's The Suburbs, by Arcade Fire." Music 411
"Like a millennial Syd Barrett , Yossarian make music to express a kind of lunacy." NME
Highlights So Far
Field Day Festival 2015 – London. Yossarian played alongside many great acts such as Caribou, Tune Yards, Patti Smith and Chet Faker.
Tour of Australia early 2016 - 23 concerts
Tour of Australia and New Zealand late 2016 - 40 concerts
Single 'Arrow 2' used for UNICEF commercial in Spain
Topped the charts of music discovery website Tradiio.
Successfully Crowdfunded their third album set for release in 2017/18
Played Broekrock Festival 2014/16 in Holland.
Single Arrow Part 1 featured on TV show Fiebre Maldini (Spanish Match of the Day) and a feature film on snowboarding by Powderwhore.
In 2013, recorded and launched their crowd-funded debut album ‘The Little We Know’.
Played Hop Farm Festival 2012 alongside British Sea Power and My Morning Jacket after impressing festival organizer Vince Power at a gig in London.
Played Tramlines Festival 2012 & MacMillan Big Mix Festival 2012