But you’d be wrong. Very very wrong…
With more than a hint of the psychedelic easy-going jangle-rock of The Byrds, they write songs with style, imagination and a knack for blissful melodies in a way we haven’t seen since Teenage Fanclub or The La’s. Songs like the life-affirmingly optimistic Never Lose Your Sense Of Wonder, the poisionous ode to the biz Working For The Industry, or the lovely In Like With You – a tale of unrequited love from the point of view of the unrequiter.
It’s a billion miles from the grot-rock birthplace of T*e L*be*ti*es, and much the better for it.
Q: What are your top five albums of 2005?
Brendan Kersey: Didn’t buy any, spending far too much cash in Fopp on those classics that have escaped my collection!
John Hassall: Mmmm…. let me see:
1. Yeti – Broken Shackles Sessions
2. Oasis – Don’t believe the truth
3. The Coral – The Invisible Invasion
4. 747′s – 747′s
5. Babyshambles – Down in Albion
Q: How will Yeti be spending Christmas?
BK: Personally, on a snowy peak overlooking the world, then throwing myself down it on a plank of wood.
JH: “Spending” probably! I’m looking forward to spending some time with my family – and hoping them other yetiboys buy me lots of guitars…
Q: As 2006 is nearly upon us, what are your plans for the not too distant new year?
JH: Going on a short European tour in January then we’re going to record our album.
Q: Any new year resolutions you want to share with us?
BK: To stay in a flat longer than a year without being kicked out!
JH: I want to put into practice all those things I learnt about this year as well as realising the full potential of the band (ah!).
Click below to watch the video for Keep Pushing On:
Keep Pushing On