London-based trio Yak announces their signing with Virgin EMI and shares their first new track since releasing their debut album Alas Salvation in 2016.
The track, entitled ‘White Male Carnivore’, is a hard-hitting number where frontman Oli Burslem frantically sings: “Come here to eat us all / You’re some kind of animal / Or just a white male carnivore”.
Discussing the song, Burslem said: “I was living in Tokyo, struggling to write and a friend advised me to write from my own point of view. So I wrote this,” the singer explained. “I listed my diet, my sex and my race – among other things. The three words which made me feel the most uncomfortable were white, male and carnivore. Everything currently seems reductive and polarising. This song is a reflection of that.”
In addition, Yak also announces a UK headline tour, which starts in York on the 23rd October and ends in London on the 7th November. The full dates can be found below.
For now, Far Out’s Track of the Day:
23rd October: The Crescent, York
24th October: Think Tank?, Newcastle
25th October: Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
26th October: Picture House Social, Sheffield
27th October: Deaf Institute, Manchester
30th October: The Horn, St Albans
31st October: The Exchange, Bristol
1st November: Heartbreakers, Southampton
2nd November: The Haunt, Brighton
7th November: Bethnal Green Working Mens Club, London