Spotlight!: Yak


Photo by Laura Allard-Fleischl

We all have a wild and unhinged side to us. A demented inner child that longs to break things and colour outside the lines. Few bands appeal to that part the way that Yak do. The music is simple yet intense; cymbal shattering beats, gut-punching punk guitar, tortured psychedelic organ and vocals that have flashes of Ian Curtis. The artwork looks like a doodle salvaged from a mental hospital and half their gigs end with the instruments in pieces. This London band haven’t lost the plot, there never was a plot. They attack their music with reckless abandon and I for one look forward to joining them on their wild ride.

Fans of Joy Division, Television, Jack White, St Vincent and Sonic Youth keep your eyes peeled as Yak are one to watch…