Emperor Yes

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Emperor Yes
Emperor Yes performing live at the Scala, London 2013
Emperor Yes performing live at the Scala, London 2013
Background information
OriginLondon, UK
Genrespsychedelic pop, synthpop
Years active2011 (2011)–present
LabelsAlcopop! Records, Tape Club Records
Associated actsThree Trapped Tigers,[1] Tall Ships, Summer Camp[2]
MembersAsh Gardner
Hugo Sheppard
Adam Betts

Emperor Yes are a band from London. They have released three singles[3] and an album.[4] They have toured with Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler,[5] and Tall Ships.[6]

For both the singles "Wasps", which has been used as the opening theme to the podcast No Such Thing as a Fish since the first episode, and "Cosmos" they have released videos[1][2] and held exhibitions of art based on the songs.[7][8][9] "Cosmos" was produced by Summer Camp's Jeremy Warmsley with a video directed by Chris Boyle,[1] and has been played by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1.[10] "Wasps" is the theme tune to the weekly QI podcast No Such Thing As A Fish and its TV spin-off No Such Thing as the News.

In 2014 Emperor Yes released their debut album An Island Called Earth through Alcopop! Records.



  • An Island Called Earth (2014)


  • "Fishes" (2012)
  • "Cosmos" (2013)
  • "The End of the World" (2014)


  1. ^ a b c Cragg, Michael (18 March 2013). "New music: Emperor Yes – Cosmos". Guardian. London. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b Snapes, Laura. "Emperor Yes: Wasps". Pitchfork.
  3. ^ "Emperor Yes – "Cosmos" Release and Official Video". Tape Club Records. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  4. ^ "An Island Called Earth". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  5. ^ Joe, Watson. "Live Review: Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler, Xmas Gig, Oran Mor, Glasgow, 17/12/2012". Muso's Guide. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Tall Ships and Emperor Yes @ The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham". One Beat. Archived from the original on 19 October 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  7. ^ Samuel2hats. "Emperor Yes & Friends". Very Nearly Almost. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  8. ^ "Emperor Yes present 'Cosmos' launch night". The London Vandal.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Low Bros x Mr Penfold new London shutters". Hooked blog. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  10. ^ "BBC Radio 1 - Zane Lowe, Annie Mac Sits In For Zane". BBC Radio One. Retrieved 25 March 2013.

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