Richard Yot – “Kings of Nothing”


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The production on Richard Yot’s “Kings of Nothing” is immediately clear and sonorou, with quivering vocals that work nicely with the soaring synth/keyboard pad. The “we drift away” hook around 01:10 reminds very distinctively of The Church – and tracks like “Angela Carter” – which is high praise. This packs a similar sort of jangle-pop punch that sounds like it would be released in later ’80s post-punk era. The vocals, while not quite melodically perfect, have personality and a genuine longing that works well with the spacey backing. This track and others on Yot’s Soundcloud show a very capable songwriter tuned into the eerie and atmospheric post-punk sound.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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