Monday, October 12, 2015
YAK Reveal Blistering Video For 'No' And Unveil UK Tour
Words: Linn Branson
The incendiary guitar-fest sprawl and Oli Burslem's Lydon-like bellowing of "out of the woods" in YAK's new single 'No' is only equalled by the colour conversion in the newly unveiled visuals for the track which should come with a health warning of not only likely to cause deafness, but may induce epileptic convulsions.
Even watching at a distance, with a one-eyed squint, there's no getting away from the slap-in-the-face effect of the Douglas Hart-directed (who has also worked with The Libertines, Palma Violets, My Bloody Valentine and The Horrors), clip.
Watch with caution. And sunglasses.
'No' is the title track from their second EP, produced by Pulp’s Steve Mackey and out on November 13.
2. Alas Salvation
3. Out On A Limb
Having just completed touring with Peace, YAK head to New York for shows at CMJ, before returning to the UK next month for what will be their biggest headline tour to date. As one of the most exciting live bands you could hope to see, and certainly destined for even bigger venues next year, don't miss out on the full force of the YAK 'attack' when it comes near you and be sure to catch at one of the dates below.
17 – London, Moth Club
18 – Brighton, Prince Albert
19 – Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
20 – Liverpool, Magnet
21 – Bristol, Start The Bus
24 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
25 – Glasgow, Broadcast
26 – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
27 – Newcastle, Head Of Steam
28 – Leicester, The Cookie
01 – Manchester, Gullivers
02 – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
03 – Falmouth, Mono
04 – Plymouth, The Underground