Brighton based four-piece Yonaka are a force to be reckoned with at the moment. Currently supporting Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, with an upcoming co-headline tour with GURR and various festivals planned for the summer; they’re fast becoming one of the most exciting new names in the indie rock scene.
Their latest single ‘Drongo’ brings together heavy rock guitar riffs, raw vocals, and enough energy to blow your speakers up. They stopped by to chat with us about Dot To Dot, Tom Grennan and their nifty footwork.
Have you played D2D before and how are you feeling about performing there?
We haven’t played this festival yet, but we are looking very forward to doing so! Going to be BIG fun.
Which city are you most looking forward to playing? (Manchester, Bristol, Nottingham)
We have got quite a lot of love for Manchester, we’ve played there quite a few times and it’s always great. Bristol and Nottingham are also great, let’s see what turns out to be our favourite.
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From the initial line up, who are you most excited to see?
Has to be our friend Tom Grennan, we’ve seen him a few times before it doesn’t get old, he’s wicked.
You’re heading on tour with Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes this month, how are you feeling about it?
Feeling very overexcited! When Frank messaged us to play with him I messaged back on the second, very eager haha. We just can’t wait to get playing again, especially to SOLD OUT crowds. Really looking forward to watching them play live, it’s going to be wild.
This is one of the first festivals of the year, what was the first festival you went to?
Theresa – T4 On The Beach 2008
Rob – Download 2003
Alex – Download 2005
George – Download 2010
If you had to choose one city to stay in for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Erm.. we all have too many different ideas .. pass.
What can we expect from you in the next few months?
New music releases and lots of shows.
Why should fans make the effort to catch your set?
Because we love playing live shows and hopefully the audience can see that, people say we get a bit possessed and there’s a bit of footwork going on so .. if your into that?
Tickets to Yonaka’s co-headline tour with Gurr are available HERE