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Released: 13.05.16






Visceral rock ‘n’ roll the way the sixties should have sounded; with the Rolling Stones’ good looks and Nirvana’s disaffected urgency, London rabble-rousers Yak should be the full package and they don’t disappoint.

Victorious (National Anthem) and Hungry Heart, are dished up early and rock like the proverbial bastard, while by the distorted country of Roll Another and Curtain Twitcher, Alas Salvation is already a towering post-grunge effigy of all things punk ‘n’ roll.

There is no let up as it veers from peyote blues (Smile) to the Doors gone rogue (Take It) to the fairground after closing time (Please Don’t Wait For Me). And mostly all in under three minutes.

A worthy early contender for debut of the year.


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