Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Yak reveal debut album details and share new track

Words: Linn Branson

Without any shadow of a doubt one of the finest new bands to come from British soil in many a year, Yak have finally announced details of their much-anticipated debut album.

Titled 'Alas Salvation', the 13-track work, recorded with Pulp’s Steve Mackey, will be released on May 13 via Octopus Electrical. The band have also released the opening track 'Victorious (National Anthem)', see below, which precedes 'Hungry Heart' on the album, and which was the first Yak track that grabbed us by the throat a year ago as our Track Of The Day.

Frontman Oli Burslem says of the prepping for 'Alas Salvation': “I was trying to make it a slightly schizophrenic record that had all these different elements, but had so much of everything that by the end it would all just be lost and everybody would be like, ‘What the hell was that? I don’t know what that was, but I kind of enjoyed it".

‘Alas Salvation’ Tracklisting:

01. Victorious (National Anthem)
02. Hungry Heart
03. Use Somebody
04. (Interlude I)
05. Roll Another
06. Curtain Twitcher
07. Take It
08. Harbour The Feeling
09. Alas Salvation
10. Smile
11. Doo Wah
12. (Interlude II)
13. Please Don’t Wait For Me

Yak support King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard on their UK dates, before returning in May for their own headline tour.

12 Berlin, Berghain Kantine
15 Manchester, Gorilla (w/ King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard)
16 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms (w/ King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard)
17 Bristol, Thekla (w/ King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard)
18 London, Electric Ballroom (w/ King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard)
19 Brighton, The Haunt (w/ King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard)
22 Paris, La Mecanique Ondulatoire

16-19 Austin, TX, SXSW
20 Seattle, Sunset Tavern
23 Los Angeles, Bootleg Theater
25 Chicago, Hideout
26 Toronto, Silver Dollar
28 Philadephia, Johnny Brendas
30 New York City, NY, Berlin
31 Brooklyn, NY, Saint Vitus

15 Bourges, Printemps de Bourges

11 Birmingham, The Rainbow
12 Sheffield, Bungalows & Bears
13 Glasgow, Stereo
14 Manchester, Deaf Institute
15 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
18 Bristol, The Exchange
20 Southampton, Joiners
21 Oxford, The Bullingdon
24 London, Dingwalls
29 Gent, Big Next Festival
30 Nijmegen, Marleyn
31 Amsterdam, Paradiso

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