YONAKA – in session at Radio X – February 6, 2019 – Radio X, London –
YONAKA to start the week. One of those bands who grabbed a big following and kept it all through lockdowns and social distancing, even though the restriction speed-bump may have cost a little momentum, there’s nothing stopping this band from becoming a household name on both sides of the Atlantic.
FYI (via Last.fm):Yonaka (stylised as YONAKA) is a British rock band formed in Brighton, UK in 2014. English quartet Yonaka combine heavy riffs, melodic hooks, and on-stage punk furor like the wild spawn of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Royal Blood. The band consists of vocalist Theresa Jarvis, guitarist George Edwards, bassist Alex Crosby and drummer Robert Mason as they met in college playing for different bands. They got together in 2014 and quickly gained a reputation for their formidable live shows.
In 2016, they issued their debut single, “Ignorance”, followed by “Drongo”. The next year they released “Wouldn’t Wanna Be Ya” before the arrival of their first EP “Heavy” which featured the single “Bubblegum”. In autumn 2018, the band went on a European tour with Bring Me The Horizon and The Fever 333. In 2019, YONAKA returned signing with American label Fueled By Ramen with their debut full-length “Don’t Wait ‘Til Tomorrow” which included the hit singles “Bad Company” and “Creature”. In December 2019, Yonaka was featured in “±ªþ³§”, a track by Bring Me The Horizon. In 2021, YONAKA did a UK tour with Nothing But Thieves.
As for 2022, a tour is starting up in May with two dates in Ireland. Another date at Download Festival at Donington Park, Leicestershire in June. No doubt a whole lot more to be added – bookmark their page and stay tuned.
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