Yak announce debut album details – hear new song ‘Victorious (National Anthem)’ now

Band are nominated for Best New Artist this year’s NME Awards with Austin, Texas

Yak have announced details of their debut album ‘Alas Salvation’ and a headline UK tour.

‘Victorious (National Anthem)’ is the first song to be taken from the band’s debut, which will be released on May 13 via Octopus Electrical.

Recorded with Pulp’s Steve Mackey the album includes ‘Victorious (National Anthem)’ alongside fan favourite ‘Hungry Heart’. See below for a full tracklist.


Speaking about the 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 it would all just be lost and everybody would be like, ‘What the hell was that? I don’t know what that was, but I kind of enjoyed it”.

Yak are nominated for Best New Artist this year’s NME Awards with Austin, Texas. They face off against Rat Boy, Hinds, Halsey, Lapsley and Formationand. They will discover their fate at the ceremony later this month at O2 Academy, Brixton, London.

‘Alas Salvation’ Tracklisting:

‘Victorious (National Anthem)’
‘Hungry Heart’
‘Use Somebody”
‘(Interlude I)’
‘Roll Another’
‘Curtain Twitcher’
‘Take It’
‘Harbour The Feeling’
‘Alas Salvation’
‘Doo Wah’
‘(Interlude II)’
‘Please Don’t Wait For Me’

Yak support King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard on tour in the UK, including an NME Awards Shows with Austin, Texas at London’s Electric Ballroom on February 18. They then return in May for a headline tour of their own.


See all of the band’s upcoming live dates below:

Manchester, Gorilla (February 15)
Nottingham, Rescue Rooms (February 16)
Bristol, Thekla, Bristol (February 17)
London, Electric Ballroom (February 18)
Brighton, The Haunt (February 19)

Birmingham, The Rainbow (May 11)
Sheffield, Bungalows & Bears (May 12)
Glasgow, Stereo (May 13)
Manchester, Deaf Institute (May 15)
Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (May 16)
Bristol, The Exchange (May 18)
Southampton, Joiners Arms (May 20)
Oxford, The Bullingdon (May 21)
London, Dingwalls (May 24)

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