“The debut four track 7” from Yfory feels like an instant jewel in the crown of modern punk. Sounding like a classic unknown gem from the golden era of post-punk 79-83, it has style, humour and demands, with vocals delivered mostly in the Welsh language.
When Yfory are locked in and in full repetition mode their stuttering and jagged instrumentation and half spoken-half sung vocals sound like Life Without Buildings mixed with Malaria, while their faster numbers recall Wire or Kleenex / Liliput with an edge. ‘Chwaer Pwy?’ (‘Whose Sister?) tells of a union struggle exposing fault lines of feminist hypocrisy, Ailgylchu’ is a song about taking out the recycling that name checks global oil, self-driving cars, and private islands, while longest track Baled Y Dolmen is a search for salvation at the motorway services and Wales’ many standing stones, paying deliberate homage to cult Welsh band Datblygu.
Made up of friends from four countries who’ve been active across international punk (in bands like Diät, Good Throb, Barcelona, Idiota Civilizato and many besides) this is a distinct project made in Berlin that will after a single listen become one of your new daily pleasures. Yfory means tomorrow.”
– Sean Forbes