Tuesday, 9 November 2010


Relevance is a funny thing. Some bands have a wealth of talent but are simply playing music that's not quite current enough and end up fizzling out prematurely, whereas others have very little skill both instrumentally and compositionally but find themselves in the right place at the right time and strike lucky. And then you've got a band like Eastbourne's YAAKS, and specifically the vowel-averse HRHRHYTHM

Not only do they sound like they've got a great ear for a melody and good musical minds, but this Balearic tinged, multi-layered Friendly Fires meets Foals via Delorean track just has a feel of 'now' about it. With just a couple of tracks on display and a sub 4,000 MySpace play count (the majority of which is probably A&R from what I've heard!) they've still got a limited web presence, but something tells me this won't be the case for long.

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