T. E. Yates ConditionT. E. Yates: Condition  

DL and Limited CD

Released 12 November 2021

First song released from the upcoming EP celebrating the experience of being neurodivergent. “It’s a condition not a sickness,/ Both a blessing and a curse/ And you know you shouldn’t worry/ Worry only makes things worse…”

T.E. Yates, whose artistic creativity encompasses being a singer-songwriter, animator, multi-instrumentalist, artist and illustrator, today releases the first song, Condition, from his upcoming EP, Strange Weather, to be released 12th November 2021, with an accompanying video that looks like this…

Condition is a song that really grows on you the more you listen to it, with a David Byrne/Talking Heads vibe, with its deceptively upbeat music that somehow manages to have a melancholic undertow to it. The song features Yates’ most explicit lyrics about his experiences as a neurodivergent person and he has roped in a host of neurodivergent friends to contribute to the video. Yates said: “Our arts, culture and entertainment play a crucial role in helping to shape societal attitudes. I think it’s important that artists like me do more to speak out – and make art about – our experiences as neurodivergent people.”

Yates himself is an award-winning animator and his work features not only in the Condition video but in the following ones too:

Yates will be out and about supporting The Jesus Bolt, whom we reviewed here, and Gerard Starkie here, on the following dates:

Saturday 13th November – Manchester (Saul Hay Gallery)
Sunday 14th November – Bath (The Bell Inn)
Saturday 20th November – Billingshurst (Live in the Living Room)
Sunday 21st November – Stroud (The Prince Albert)
Thursday 25th November – Worcester (Paradiddles)
Friday 26th November – North Shields (The Engine Room)
Saturday 27th November – Stirling (Allanwater Brewhouse)
Wednesday 1st December – Preston (Vinyl Tap)
Thursday 2nd December – Wigan (The Old Courts)
Friday 3rd December – Nottingham (Running Horse)
Saturday 4th December – Newport (Le Pub)
Wednesday 8th December – Southampton (The Art House)
Thursday 9th December – London (The Troubadour)
Friday 10th December – Bristol (Amba House)
Saturday 11th December – Exeter (Exeter Cavern)
Sunday 12th December – Stockland (The Kings Arms)

You can find T.E. Yates online here on Facebook, and Twitter.

All words by Mark Ray. More writing by Mark Ray can be found at his author archive. And he can be found on Twitter, Instagram and WordPress

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