London based trio Yak have announced a headline show at The Academy 2, Dublin on October 25th 2016. Tickets priced €15 inclusive of booking fee go on sale this Friday, May 27th at 10am from Ticketmaster outlets and www.ticketmaster.ie
Earlier this month Yak released their debut album ‘Alas Salvation’, produced by Pulp’s Steve Mackey, to a slew of glowing reviews. With Q describing the record as “rarely short of breath-taking” and The Guardian as “like being run over, but in a good way”, it seems fitting that the video for Yak’s new single ‘Use Somebody, directed by Douglas Hart of The Jesus and Mary Chain, features the band in a high-speed, crash-strewn chase around London in a hearse recently purchased by frontman Oli Burslem.
On the writing of ‘Use Somebody’, Oli explains:
“A few things were happening at the time we wrote it – a Malaysian airline went down and we were listening to Buddy Holly; we were also listening to The Stooges, and Steve Mackay the saxophone player had just died so we revisited a lot of the songs he played on. We realised how much we hadn’t gone off those records and how much of an influence they had been on us, so this is maybe a nod to those”.
Having earned a reputation as one of the UK’s most thrilling live bands, Yak have now announced their biggest headline shows to date for October including a date at London’s Scala. These follow a string of European dates and two shows at Alexandra Palace with The Last Shadow Puppets.
19th Oct – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
20th Oct – Think Tank, Newcastle
21st Oct – Broadcast, Glasgow
24th Oct – Picture House Social Club, Sheffield
25th Oct – Dublin Academy 2, Dublin
26th Oct – O2 Academy 2, Liverpool
27th Oct – Scala, London