Labelled as one of Britain’s most unique bands by NME, the unstoppable Brighton born four-piece band are on fire releasing tune after tune, getting noticed by Clash, NME and DIY, and tearing up sets on the UK festival scene, including Download, Dot to Dot and The Great Escape.
The track itself has a ferocious energy that becomes slightly aggressive at some parts, reminiscent of bands like Wolf Alice, realised through harsh guitar tones and loud, hard hitting vocals. The hook, while simple, feeds into the fierce rock atmosphere while the overall tone of the song is underlined with a trembling emotion found in the lyrics and chorus which adds amazing depth and layers the song.
The lighting in the music video creates atmosphere drenched scenes, with enthralling overlapping effects and a fantastic focus entirely on the band, the fast-paced camera changes and screen time for each band member matches the pacing of the thunderous riffs and captivating vocals. The director for the video, Libby Burke Wilde, certainly knows how to capture an intense energy and pack it into 2 minutes and 50 seconds.
Along with the release of “wouldn’t wanna be ya” Yonaka has also announced a London Borderline Headline show taking place September 14th, it’ll be fierce, the energy levels will be high, and you can get tickets here – http://www.alttickets.com/yonaka-tickets
Words by Sam Harris