Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Big Catch Up 2 - I Went To See Yak Again (Twice)

Since I was lucky enough to see Yak support Peace in Bristol in January they’ve really exploded into action. A debut single already released and nestled nicely in my record collection and the Plastic People EP on its way later this year, this band will be big and soon.

Yak’s first visit to Exeter was back in February so it’s a bit of a disgrace I’m only just mentioning it. In a support slot for Palma Violets, the band set about their fuzz filled set with suitably rumbling bass lines and shimmering guitar feedback. The night was young but the room was full to see one of the UK’s hottest new bands and they definitely didn’t disappoint.

It wasn’t long before they where back, this time with a headline slot at Exeter’s finest underground club, The Cavern. Equally hotly tipped, The Big Moon joined Yak as supports and got the party started with their fun filled set, which included fantastic new single ‘Sucker’.

Soon after Yak were on, and playful as ever. Front man Ollie Burslem presented a rather unappealing looking buffest for audience members to pick at before singing through cardboard cups and writhing around on the floor.

I’ve seen Yak three times now and their phenomenally tight, gigantic sound is no doubt taking them to the top.

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