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Yak let loose with ‘Semi-Automatic’


They’re firing on all cylinders and now London outfit Yak have let loose with their new track ‘Semi-Automatic’ which is set to round off what has been a smoking year for the band. They have now shared the video for the aforementioned track and look set to continue this hot streak.

The track is taken from the band’s double a-side release, featuring ‘Heavens Above’ which was recorded with Pulp’s Steve Mackey and is set for release on Octover 28th on Octopus Electrical Records.

Yak frontman Oli Burslem explains: “In-between touring in August we managed to squeeze a day in the studio with Mr Mackey and put down 4 tracks that we had written on the road. “Semi-Automatic” and “Heavens Above” are a result of that session and will be the last thing we release before disappearing and getting ready to record the next record. Both tracks are a simple and direct response to what is current and what we have seen, read and been part of over the period since the band started touring”

But the best place to see this band is live. Lucky enough they have dates all week and beyond.



19th Oct Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK

20th Oct Think Tank, Newcastle, UK

21st Oct Broadcast, Glasgow, UK

22nd Oct All Years Leaving Festival, Birmingham

24th Oct Picture House Social Club, Sheffield, UK

25th Oct Dublin Academy 2, Dublin, UK

26th Oct O2 Academy 2, Liverpool, UK

27th Oct Scala, London, UK