Making a name for themselves as one of the most raucous and exciting bands around at the moment, Yak deliver a characteristically bold performance whilst in session at YALA! Records. Having first burst onto the scene in an explosion of ferociousness in 2015, they dropped their debut album Alas Salvation last year, before securing touring slots with King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Last Shadow Puppets (though maybe the less said about the latter the better, yeah?).
Catching the eye of The Maccabees’ Felix White (they supported them in New York), it’s no surprise that White would jump at the chance to release Yak’s upcoming limited edition 7″ vinyl on YALA! Records, the label he co-founded last year. “Nobody could take their eyes off them,” he says of their Stateside jaunt, “they were an intimidating band to follow, and I knew I loved them immediately. We are very proud to be putting out this stand alone single on YALA!, a beautiful and vital piece of music by one of the country’s most important rising bands.”
Releasing new single “All I Need Is Some Sunshine In My Life” on limited edition 7″ vinyl on Friday, above you can catch a live performance of the track. A cover of The Dixie Nightingales’ original, frontman Oli Burslem says of the track, “A loved one departed and on the way out sent me this song, so we ended up recording a delirious version in the blistering heat of Perth. I love the original Dixie Nightingales’ version, it reminds me of songs like Wendy Rene’s ‘After Laughter’, which I imagined was recorded in the same studio with maybe even the same people playing.”
Scuzzy and stunning, the performance ends with a rousing rendition of “He’s Got The Whole Wide World In His Hands” and, just as we’ve come to expect from Yak, it’s bloody brilliant.