This ‘Yak’ review was written by Nick Roseblade, a GIGsoup contributor.

London based ‘Yak’ have been creating a stir since they first emerged on London’s live scene last year. Since then they’ve released the excellent ‘Hungry Heart’ single, destroyed audiences wherever they’ve played. In truth they’ve started generate the kind of mythology that all bands need to separate them from the also-rans. You know stuff like jamming with ‘Thurston Moore’, hanging out with ‘Courtney Taylor’ in Portland, selling furniture to ‘Jason Pearce’ and having ‘John Coxon’ help out on your early demos doesn’t hurt either.

Now they’ve returned with new EP ‘Plastic People’. ‘Yak’ has the knack of writing music that hankers to a different time, but sounds fresh and exciting. Their brand of garage psych-sludge psychobilly channels the ‘Cramps’, ‘Birthday Party’, ‘Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster’, but never losing sight of the track through a cacophony of guitars, yells and feedback. It’s the kind of music that makes you glad to be alive!

The Chinese astrology system got it wrong when they said that 2015 was the year of the goat. Given the impressive ‘Plastic People’ EP, and the hint that more releases are in the pipeline, 2015 looks set to be the year of ‘Yak’.

‘Plastic People’ is out now

The full track-listing for ‘Plastic People’ is as follows…

‘Plastic People’

‘Smile’

‘Distortion’

You can see ‘Yak’ live at one of the following venues…

7th June 2015 – Field Day, London TICKETS

17th June 2015 – Oakford Social Club, Reading TICKETS

18th June 2015 – Hyde Park W/ The Strokes TICKETS

19th June 2015 – Best Kept Secret Festival TICKETS

24th July 2015 – Tramlines Festival TICKETS

25th July 2015 – Secret Garden Party TICKETS

8th August 2015 – Boardmasters Festival TICKETS

24th September to 10th October 2015 – Supporting Peace at Various venues TICKETS

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