By Jon Milton
Up until recently it was believed that constrictor snakes kill by asphyxiating their prey, but recent research has suggested that they do this by stopping the flow of blood, otherwise known as circulatory arrest. This approach is so efficient that their prey cark it at an incredibly rapid pace, which for convenience we’ll say is around one and a half minutes, as this is roughly the length of Yammerer’s excellent new single, Boa Constrictor.
We profiled the band earlier this year, and they were one of the few bands that I managed to see in 2020 before the world went to pot. Boa Constrictor is their first bit of new music this year, which follows on from their excellent debut Reality Escape Resort EP and the RSD 2019 cassette only single Donnay Death Housing Cryssis, which is now out on Bandcamp. In keeping with the bands previous output, Boa Constrictor is gloriously deranged, motorik driven post-punk that sounds like a soundtrack to the snake taking hold of vocalist Jay Sunsea/J George JC and rapidly taking him out. Not that constrictors tend to kill humans that often of course, although it has been known...
Yammerer's label Restless Bear also have a powerful new track from Deh Yey out in a couple of weeks ‘I am Result’, which might just be the best thing they’ve done yet – more on that around release date.
Boa Constrictor is out now. You can listen/buy here.