Over the course of the past two years, Yak have turned themselves into one of the most prolific, formidable and deadly live acts around, touring with bands such as The Last Shadow Puppets, Peace and King Gizzard. Now, the trio have released yet more new music for us to get stuck into, with the new, blistering single ‘Heavens Above’.
The band debuted the new song on Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1 show last night (12th September) with no warning and in the day since its first play, they’ve hit the ground running with it. Yak still apply that same punk sound with heavy instrumentals and that psych twist that we are all used to. The distorted guitars and punk-esk drum beats combine beautifully to create a melody only Yak could demise. “I’ll be a better man, for my failures… I’ll be a better man, for my God” reapeats lead singer Oliver Burslem as the song builds its way to a climatic end, with guitars screeching and drums blazing.
The band are set to play an unmissable UK tour in October 2016 and have recently confirmed that Splashh and Goat Girl will play as support. See Below.
Yak are a train en-route to success. With each new release they add to their catalogue of shear bangers, the band only get bigger and bigger. Only greatness will follow. Listen to ‘Heavens Above’ here: