I always worry when bands that I really get my teeth into sign with major labels. Alarm bells go off with fears of popularising their sound (or worse, getting a Stormzy feature or a ridiculously shite remix). It happens Luckily with Yonaka, Atlantic Records seems to have let them fester in their own creative juices and produce something of a mini-spectrum of what this act can do. Their debut EP Heavy is released today.
Fronted by the amazing Theresa whose vocals prove she is our (as in British) Hayley Williams, there’s something for the happy clappers, the sing-a-alongers, the moshers, the chillers and the curious. And it’s merged together rather nicely.
“Bubblegum” is our pick of the week. It’s a busy week for the new music klaxon but this is an act we’ve loved for long time and we wanted to celebrate their debut release with you. Get those air punches ready….