YOSSARIAN return with a new single, He Hid Behind a Culture And a Wall, the second from their
forthcoming third album, ALL THESE FICTIONS, to be released later this year.
An official single launch is taking place at The Islington, London this Saturday night.
Premiering at The Islington, He Hid Behind a Culture And a Wall showcases YOSSARIAN’S most
ambitious album yet, with a record that combines the band’s enveloping soundscapes and driving
beats, underpinning singer Ash Spencer’s stark lyrics on the search for meaning in a post-truth world.
“As its title suggests, ‘He Hid Behind a Culture and a Wall’ is inspired by the social constructs we
co-opt in order to give meaning and grounding to our lives. In an ever more globalised yet
polarising world that sieges our psyche with contradicting views and opinions, we seek refuge
behind the fictional walls that justify our life choices and our way of making sense of reality. Our
horizon dims and flattens but there is less for our minds to contend with, since everything outside
our cage is either ignored or in direct opposition to us and our tribe. The library is closing soon
but we’re safe behind the walls of our plastic island, where there are no signs of other humans, and strangers only die in photos”.
YOSSARIAN are the London-based multinational collective formed by trio Ash Spencer, Joaquin Rodriguez San Pedro and Sam Wallace. Over the past 2 years they’ve been touring Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Europe and the UK, promoting their two crowd-funded albums, THE LITTLE WE KNOW and LIGHT UP MY HEAD, which showcased their ability to create brooding, driving yet melancholic and expansive alt-rock that blends that Brooklyn sound with their international sensibilities. They now return with their third crowd-funded album ALL THESE FICTIONS, which builds upon the sonic foundations they’ve laid so far by taking their distinctive sound to new heights, exploring and challenging their own assumptions every step of the way. With various shades of introspection contrasted by some of their most euphoric moments to date, ALL THESE FICTIONS is a statement release from YOSSARIAN.