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Yonaka’s own bio describes them as the wild spawn of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Royal Blood but I really think they’re selling themselves short. Particularly with this new track from the Brighton-based quartet, who have delved even further into an electro, DJ-inspired sound. 

That’s not to say they’re sacrificing on what they’re well-known for. The dirty bass, melodic guitar and headbangingly rhythmic drums are all still here, but how they fill out the song as it ebbs and flows definitely has a different vibe. The lyrics also have a renewed sensed of confidence. Although not apparent from the title alone, the chorus hook “You’re Fucking With the Boss Now”, shows a more assured stance from vocalist Theresa Jarvis and one she would be willing to defend if she cared what anyone else thought.

It’s insightful, catchy stuff and makes me look forward to their upcoming full-length album. I might be a bit mad but I’m sure I detected a touch of Die Antwoord in there – but that could just be me.

This week Yonaka announced they will be supporting Kasabian on Sunday 10th June at Thetford Forest.

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RYAN MULHOLLAND 

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