Take six minutes out of your day to enjoy our Track of the Day. Six minutes? Yes, six minutes. Six minutes of pure, unbridled psychedelic scuzz via one of the most talked about bands of the moment (they were our Track of the Day yesterday) Yak and their delicately debauched, six minute masterstroke ‘Distortion’.
It’s hard to convey the amount of attention surrounding this band. Their debut EP ‘Plastic People’ has most tongues wagging already, every media outlet is salivating over its release, add to that a tour with The Big Moon and Yak are going places – excuse the pun.
But the attention is not unmerited, the band have full command of their arsenal. Deciding whether to gas their audience with their own blend of sultry psyche or whether to open up the cannons and hit listeners with a blast of punk riffs and distorted fury.
‘Distortion’ surmises this weaponry, lulling the audience in to an enticing drawl of keys and gentle guitar before blasting them across the face with their shotgun of strings.
Portraying the dark side of The Velvet Underground the band continue to enthrall everyone who is lucky enough to catch them (you lucky devils Live at Leeds). Embodying punk spirit with a twisted edge Yak are slowly becoming a Far Out Favourite.
Upcoming Yak Tour Dates:
30th April – Bodega Social Club, Nottingham, Headline w/The Big Moon
1st May – Soup Kitchen, Manchester, Headline w/The Big Moon
5th May – Cluny 2, Newcastle, Headline w/The Big Moon
6th May – The Horn, St Albans, Headline w/The Big Moon
8th May – The Louisiana, Bristol, Headline w/The Big Moon
9th May – The Cavern, Exeter, Headline w/The Big Moon
13th May – St Moritz, London, Headline w/The Big Moon
16th May – The Great Escape, Brighton
22nd May – Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool
18th June – Hyde Park, London w/The Strokes
25th July – Secret Garden Party, Abbots Ripton
24th September – O2 Academy 1, Liverpool w/Peace
25th September –Empire, Middlesborough w/Peace
26th September – The Arches, Glasgow w/Peace
1st October –Academy 1, Manchester w/Peace
2nd October –Rock City, Nottingham w/Peace
3rd October –The Great Hall, Cardiff w/Peace
5th October – The Junction, Cambridge w/Peace
6th October –02 Academy, Leicester w/Peace
7th October – Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth w/Peace
9th October –Brixton Academy, London w/Peace
10th October–Civic Hall, Wolverhampton w/Peace