Yves Tumor

This is an archive item from Supersonic 2018

Photo credit: Zach Anderson

“both DIY and auspicious, drawing beauty from unexpected places.”– Resident Advisor

Yves Tumor is the inspired and impenetrable persona of artist Sean Bowie, a conduit for a distinctly bold aesthetic upon which his reputation for charged live performance has been built.

Edging, shifting, and ultimately detonating the boundaries of electronica, soul, rap and rock music into a liberated wilderness of intrepid pop, Yves Tumor impresses a chaos that is at once memorable, unquantifiable and signature to Bowie’s genius.

His music and performances show equal reverence for light and dark, weaving between sounds of melody and harshness, creating a brave narrative which transcends existing definitions of sound and culture for all to discover.

“Whether operating at the extremities of blown out frequencies or moving into the intimacies of hushed, indeterminate susurration…Tumor makes a virtue out of discontinuity.”– The Ransom Note