YAK ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM 'ALAS SALVATION' OUT 13TH MAY ON OCTOPUS ELECTRICAL VIA KOBALT LABEL SERVICES
+ RELEASE VIDEO FOR VICTORIOUS (NATIONAL ANTHEM): http://smarturl.it/yakvictoriousvideo
+ PREORDER 'ALAS SALVATION' HERE: https://yak.lnk.to/album
Just over a year since their first single Hungry Heart was released a period that saw their unpredictable gigs and electrifying clutch of studio recordings earn them a reputation as the most exciting and talked about new act in the UK Yak have channelled their ferocious live experience into their debut album 'Alas Salvation'. Recorded with Pulp's Steve Mackey, it's a wired and ambitious record that refuses to be pigeonholed. Yet beneath all the head-spinning chaos lies a beating heart of great melodicism and a hyperactively eclectic and inventive approach to making music.
Frontman Oli Burslem explains: 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'.
Today the London-based trio have released a video for the album's thrillingly relentless opening track Victorious (National Anthem).
Watch it here: http://smarturl.it/yakvictoriousvideo
Yak will now embark on a UK tour with King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, followed by a US headline tour (including several shows at SXSW) and a UK/European headline tour.
Yak are: Oli Burslem (vocals/guitar/organ), Andy Jones (bass/vocals) and Elliot Rawson (drums/vocals)