(SXSW 2016 flavoured!) Video of the Moment #2012: YAK

By on Thursday, 11th February 2016 at 6:00 pm

Leading into the release of their debut LP ‘Alas Salvation’, YAK have just unveiled the video for their latest single ‘Victorious (National Anthem)’. This dizzyingly kaleidoscopic visual representation is matched only by the sonic psychedelia of the song itself, which compresses its frenetic, fuzzed-out intensity into a concise, 2-minute clip.

Discussing YAK’s upcoming album, frontman Oli Burslem explains: “I was trying to make it a slightly schizophrenic record that had all these different elements, but had so much of everything that by the end . . . everybody would be like, ‘What the hell was that?’”. Whether or not the full album lives up to that description remains to be seen, but ‘Victorious (National Anthem)’ could easily be the shot in the arm that gets things started.

YAK’s first full album ‘Alas Salvation’ is due out on the 13th of May on Octopus Electrical/Kobalt. The band will appear at SXSW 2016 ahead of May headline dates in the UK. Our past collection of YAK coverage can be found right back here.


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