Near the end of 2017, singer-songwriter T.E. Yates released his debut album ‘Silver Coins & White Feathers’. The long-player was the dictionary definition of “mixed bag” and T.E. chose a vocal style that wasn’t always easy to appreciate, but that didn’t stop it being an interesting record. In fact, there were some hidden gems.
You might never heard of T. E. Yates prior to the summer of 2017, but before the release of his debut full-length ‘Silver Coins & White Feathers’, the Manchester-based singer-songwriter spent years plying his trade on the underground scene, both as musician and poster artist. This record alone has roots stretching back several years and he pulls a huge selection of moods from his bag of old fashioned trickery to give these tunes an appropriate studio send off, ranging from thoughtful and maudlin, to the flippant. Occasionally, his work even has a sneering quality, as best heard on the album’s opening pairing.