Thursday, 8 November 2018


So where has Dolly Dolly been?

Has he been laying dormant like herpes on your Nan’s top lip? 


He’s been busy as ever! 

We present ‘WARDROBE’ a digital only release for you to enjoy. Good eh!

Over the passed 5 years, Dolly Dolly (AKA David Yates), has worked with some of the most exciting musicians and artists in the world. Whether it be collaborating or guesting on others albums, he certainly hasn’t been resting on his laurels and in an effort to remind people he’s still alive: here is an album of rare and exclusive tracks. Oh yes!

Artists involved include:

Time Attendant
Daniel ‘Ship Canal’ Baker
I, Monster 
Gloria Gloucestershire (AKA Ekoplekz)
Jonny Brown (Band of Holy Joy)
Robin the Fog
My Demon Sister

Dolly on compo shock!

Ooo crumbs I'm on this new comp from Buried Treasure records. It's great!

New poem published in the BOOK OF THE SEA

HELLO! I'm in this!

You can order your copy here

Tuesday, 31 October 2017


Hello? What's this? What this?
A colaberation betwixt I, MONSTER and me . 2 H.P. Lovecraft terrifing short stories and 2 of his poems! Me talking and them doing all the hard work playing the music, mastering and creating the artwork. You can DL using the linky link HERE OR order the VERY limited cassette tape NOW! While stocks last!

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Anti-Sculpture Poetry Book

Art and design hero Nick Taylor and I have made something. Yes we have! It's called Anti-Sculpture. It combines illustration and poetry. Yes it does! An A2 one-sided fold-out zine, hand screen printed in two colours onto seawhite cream art paper, limited to 50 copies. OOOooo! You can have one if you want one by clicking HERE. Only 4 quid! Pow!

This is what it looks like:

Friday, 24 March 2017

Dolly guests on the new REVBJELDE LP


I appear on two tracks on the new REVBJELDE LP. One called Reading Abby and the other For Albion (which you can listen to by clicking on the sideways triangle in the little black square above).

The LP has so far garnered hugely favourable reviews. Which is always nice. 

You can buy it as a digital download or on wax should you want to HERE

Go on.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Delaware Road (Redux) FREE Download

Last year I was involved in The Delaware Rd project. We performed a sell out show and released a CD to great acclaim. A lot of the spoken word text can now be heard on this free Download from Buried Treasure Records. The music is a montage of the many artists involved. 

Tuesday, 8 November 2016


Affable Alan Gubby Buried Treasure label manager and mastermind behind the The Delaware Road project has been commissioning artists to visualise aspects of the story. 

This here is based on the character I play:

Friday, 28 October 2016

My Demon Sister (featuring Dolly Dolly) - Hooray for Dolly Wood

I wrote this shortly after the last US High School gun shootings. I was quite angry at the time and instead of hiding behind metaphor and symbolism I decided to go for the jugular. No entendres here I'm afraid. I'm pleased to say that Cara Maria O'Shea has also not held back with her short film. A gut punch of editing.
My Demon Sister ( AKA Mike Grimes and Robert Conroy). Have added haunting electronics that only serve to highly the horror of the words. I'm very proud to have worked with them.

It seems more and more poignant with every passing day.

America don't waste your vote next month. Vote Clinton.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

New Dolly vocals on I, Monster track. Free to download!

A while ago I Monster asked me to write and record some 'Cosmic Horror' for track they were working. I dutifully obliged. You can download the results for FREE via the bandcamp player below.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

New DD Short Story in Timglaset Art Magazine issue 3

What's this? What's this? There's magic in the air!

Ho! Yes issue number 3 of Timglaset contains a short story by me called:


Delaware Road Reviewed in Electronic Sound Magazine

Photo of Dolly Dolly in tomorrow's chip paper SHOCK HORROR

From Electronic Sound magazine issue 20

with thanks to Alan Gubby

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Poetry in Timglaset

The new issue of Timglaset is out now and contains art and a poem by me about Trellick Tower, a 31-storey block of flats in North Kensington, London, England. Designed by Brutalist architect ErnĂ³ Goldfinger. That's nice isn't it?

You can order a copy here

Here's little sneak peek:

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Dolly On The Tranny

I was on the radio the other day. Yes I was. Waxing about the Beat Generation and American poetry. You can listen to the whole half hour show using the player below.  The show is Called Near Mint and is on Resonance FM.

Here's what Robin says about it on his smashing blog:

"We bring you something of a sea-change on this week’s Near Mint show on Resonance 104.4FM; as we’re joined by special guest, writer and spoken word artist Dolly Dolly. As well as being the narrator and spirit guide for the recent Delaware Road album and launch party and releasing a handful of jolly fine writings and recordings of his own; he’s also something of an expert on the poetry of The Beat Generation, the jazz-influenced literary movement that found it’s spiritual home in San Francisco’s City Lights book store (still very much flourishing) and included Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac among it’s alumni. For this week’s show we asked him to pull out some of his favourite Beat recordings and line them up for inspection and the result is a broad and intriguing selection including some of the movement’s lesser known figures alongside its more bankable names. Listen closely and then go and check out some of Dolly Dolly’s own recordings, which are clearly a contemporary and very British riposte to the Beats: His debut album Antimacassar is a good place to start, but you’ll find his work pops up everywhere – including last year’s collaboration with Band Of Holy Joy’s Johny Brown and myself under the name The Trunchbulls for the XPYLON charity album."

Thank you Robin. 

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Revbjelde EP feat. Dolly Dolly now avaible to download right now.

Buccaboo by Revbjelde is a 6 track, digital only release featuring guest vocals by Luke Daniels (former BBC Folk Musician Of The Year), spoken words by Dolly Dolly, trumpet by Stuart Henderson, hammered dulcimer by Richard Bentley, zither & didgeridoo by RoyGoss & moog treatments by Lewis Riddlesworth. Plus an array of electronic / acoustic instrumentation performed & produced by Alan Gubby.

I've contributed spoken words to the track THE ABBEY on the new EP by Revbjelde. Alan (Buried Treasure label boss) asked me to write something inspired by the Abbey ruins in Reading, Berkshire. The site where "Sumer Is Icumen In" (also called the Summer Canon and the Cuckoo Song) a medieval English rota was first written in the mid-13th century.

New Dolly colaboration with My Demon Sister forthcoming. Glamour Graygun Remix avaible to listen now.

Hooray! For Dollywood (Glamour Graygun Mix) - My Demon Sister EP - Out This Winter on Artificial Fire Recordings

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Delaware Road LIVE review

Photo: Alan Gubby
The Delaware Road live gig reviewed by DJ FOOD and Shindig! magazine HERE

Photo: Victoria Forbes

" -  a night of radiophonics, tape loops, vintage synths and spoken word we braced ourselves for an eight band line up held together by a narrative from Dolly Dolly. Seated at a table under angle poise lamp to one side of the stage for the entirety of the gig and looking for all the world like a broadcast announcer of old he was a revelation, holding the audience captive between acts as the night and story unfolded. Written by Dolly aka David Yates and label manager Alan Gubby, the tale of The Delaware Road is loosely based on two members (‘the man’ and ‘the woman’) of a sound studio reminiscent of the Radiophonic Workshop. The clues are all there, the BBC being referred to as ‘the corporation’, and the tale includes shades of The Stone Tape Theory, the occult, the swinging 60s, orgies and demonic powers released through sound recorded on cooper wire."