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Yak Appear on a Demented Cooking Show in the Video for “Fried”

Pursuit of Momentary Happiness Due Out Tomorrow via Third Man

Feb 07, 2019

British psych trio Yak are releasing a new album, Pursuit of Momentary Happiness, tomorrow via Jack White's Third Man Records. When the album was announced they shared its single "Fried" and now the song has a crazy video in which frontman Oli Burslem appears as the co-host of a demented cooking show where they test out a deep fryer, eventually cooking a rat, a shoe, and a tablet computer. Watch it below. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Yak, Vampire Weekend, HÆLOS, Jenny Lewis, and More

Plus Rose Elinor Dougall, Foals, Florence + the Machine, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 25, 2019

This was a helluva week for new music. Monday was fairly quiet due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, but Foals officially announced two albums and shared a cinematic video for a new song. More

Premiere: Yak Share NSFW Video For New Song “This House Has No Living Room” (Feat. J. Spaceman)

Pursuit of Momentary Happiness Due Out February 8 via Third Man

Jan 25, 2019

British psych trio Yak have shared a new track "This House Has No Living Room" and we are pleased to premiere it via its NSFW video. The track features Jason Pierce (aka J. Spaceman) of Spiritualized, pulling double duty on slide guitar and guest vocals. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Parcels, Run the Jewels, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, John Grant, and More

Plus Little Dragon, Sampha, Thom Yorke, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 12, 2018

While it was a very healthy week for new album releases, so much so that we had eight runner-ups for this week's Album of the Week, it was more of a challenge to find 10 new songs we felt worthy of this week's Songs of the Week list.  More

Yak Share Video for New Song “Bellyache”

Single Out Now via Third Man

Oct 12, 2018

British trio Yak got some buzz in 2016 due to their early singles, riotous live performances, and the release of their debut album, Alas Salvation (which was produced by Pulp's Steve Mackey). Now they have returned with a video for a new song, the retro-sounding rocker "Bellyache." More

Under the Radar Announces May/June 2016 Issue with M83 on the Cover

Issue 57 Also Includes Interview with Lush, Primal Scream, John Carpenter, Frightened Rabbit, Underworld, Yeasayer, Frankie Cosmos, Julien Baker, Cat's Eyes, School of Seven Bells, Parquet Courts, Fear of Men, Minor Victories, Kevin Morby, and More

May 06, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our May/June 2016 issue (out May, June, and into July), which has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. It will also soon be available digitally via Under the Radar's app, and the magazine apps Zinio, Readly, and Readbug. The issue features M83 on the cover. More

Watch: Yak - “Harbour the Feeling” Video

Alas Salvation Due Out May 13 on Octopus Electrical via Kobalt Label Services

Mar 29, 2016

Yak are a new British trio who have steadily been building buzz the last few months via the U.K. music press thanks to their early singles and riotous live performances.  More


Interviews

Yak

Chaotic Minimalism

Jul 20, 2016

It's always striking when such frenzied on-stage performers speak in such a perfectly collected, hushed manner. Yak's Oli Burslem has earned himself a reputation as a captivatingly unhinged frontmanoften locking into visceral repetitions so deeply that he seemingly forgets where he is, chanting arbitrary expressions mid-song, hurling his organ into drummer Elliot Rawson's kit or letting loose on the poor thing with his swinging guitar, leaving both in pieces.  More


Reviews

Pursuit of Momentary Happiness

Pursuit of Momentary Happiness

Third Man

Feb 14, 2019

This is the kind of ponderous, riffy, woozy indie rock that delights millions and alienates the rest of us fairly comprehensively.  More

Alas Salvation

Alas Salvation

Octopus Electrical/Kobalt

May 26, 2016

Yak has built a reputation as a thrilling, unpredictable live band prone to throwing guitars crowdward during feedback-squelched noise pileups. More