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October 2019

Watch out 2018, Yonaka are flying through

They've already started work on their debut album, FYI.
Published: 11:36 am, January 04, 2018
Watch out 2018, Yonaka are flying through
There's something special going on down on the south coast. Brighton has already brought us The Magic Gang, Fickle Friends and loads more exciting bands. Next up, Yonaka, and they're ready to make a din.

Hey Theresa, hey George, are you excited about 2018? You must have a bunch of plans in the works.
Yes, very excited. We’re hoping to skip across the pond in fact. Lots more touring, writing and releases in the works.

You guys are touring up a storm at the moment, what is it about being on the road that you love so much?
We belong on the road. We’ve managed to tour with such great bands and create relationships with some lovely people. We also love getting to meet and connect with our all our fans.

How do you juggle your time playing live with creating new music?
At first, we found it quite difficult to balance writing with touring, but the more we tour, the more we are learning how to manage our time. We’ve got into the habit now of writing in our van and after sound checks. It can create tension within the band though as all we want to do is write more!

Is there much pressure to write your debut album? Have you started work on it yet?
There's no pressure as we have already started. We are constantly writing, and we feel our songs are getting better with every track we write.

Do you have any resolutions for 2018?
Yes, quite a few! Play Brixton Academy, tour America and Europe, meet Josh Homme, and mainly for the word on YONAKA to spread like wildfire.

Aside from your own, which album are you most looking forward to being released in the next twelve months?
Definitely Arctic Monkeys.

Finally, what new bands would you tip for 2018?
Stereo Honey, Strange Bones and The Amazons.

Taken from the December 2017 / January 2018 issue of Dork, out now. Order a copy here.

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