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EGYPTIAN BLUE

COLLATERAL DAMAGE EP

Inspired by the likes of Gang of Four, Preoccupations and early Foals, Egyptian Blue have earned airplay from Huw Stephens, Jack Saunders, Steve Lamacq, John Kennedy and Tom Ravenscroft for their initial releases including ‘To Be Felt’. Now the Brighton-based quartet can announce that they’ll release their debut EP ‘Collateral Damage’ on June 21st, which they today preview by sharing the lead track.

If you discovered Egyptian Blue through ‘To Be Felt’, you’ll connect with the dark mania that pulsates throughout the ‘Collateral Damage’ EP. Every element of their fierce and uncompromising sound feels like hypnotism fueled by psychosis. Their grinding riffs achieve a mesmeric power through brute repetition, while their rhythm section produces taut, nervous energy and intense post-punk grooves in equal measure.

Listen on SPOTIFY and APPLE MUSIC. Watch the official video for Collateral on YOUTUBE.

TALK SHOW

Fast and Loud

Limited 7" and an absolute cracker. An urgent, impassioned warning from the humanity’s dark side that spins around woozy riffs and menacing-yet-wise vocals, Talk Show’s Fast and Loud is fuelled by the tense energy of keeping it together in the face of impending chaos. For fans of Shame, Gang of Four and Dr John Cooper Clarke.

Cautioning against ignoring the passions and struggles of those fighting to keep their heads above water in ever impersonal cities, there’s a grinningly macabre satire surging through the song’s every fibre: no one welcomes a fall, but if those who can prevent society from cracking chose to ignore the problems of their own making, then don’t expect the rest of us not to revel in the permissive, decadent descent that will follow.

Listen on SPOTIFY and APPLE MUSIC. Watch the Yala! Live sessions on YOUTUBE.

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BLANc

Chameleon

Will White (former Maccabees touring member and songwriter) aka BLANc releases his new single Chameleon on Yala! Records. After signing with BMG publishing in 2016, White has been building an impressive body of work, garnering much critical acclaim and building reputation for his captivating live performances, most notably during a residency at the Nines in Peckham’s Bussey Building to an ever-growing word of mouth following.

Though ostensibly a solo project, Will White’s BLANc has managed to incorporate a wide range of collaborators to lend their considerable talents both live and on record, including Jamie Morrison (Stereophonics) violinist Gillian Maguire (Ghostpoet) and rising star Nilüfer Yanya.

Listen now on SPOTIFY and APPLE MUSIC. Watch the Yala! Live session on YOUTUBE.

FEET

'Petty Thieving'

Rough Trade Shop Exclusive. Limited to just 300 Copies and the third release on Yala! Records. 

The band rather lazily wrote most of Petty Thieving on a 4 string guitar because he couldn’t be bothered to re string it. It's a magical song with twists and turns at every corner that hints at a love of the Fall and The Libertines.

Also released digitally, featuring the b-side 'Macho Macho'.

Listen now on SPOTIFYAPPLE MUSIC and YOUTUBE.

YAK

'All I Need Is Some Sunshine In My Life'

Limited to just 300 Copies on 7" Vinyl. Renowned for the ferocious intensity of their live shows, Yak are back with the new single All I Need Is Some Sunshine In My Life. Recorded with Tame Impala’s Jay Gum Watson in Kevin Parker’s studio in Perth, the track is Yak’s claustrophobic interpretation of The Dixie Nightingale’s cult gospel classic.

"A loved one departed and on the way out sent me this song, so we ended up recording a delirious version in the blistering heat of Perth,” says Yak frontman Oli Burslem.

THE MAGIC GANG

'EP Three'

The Magic Gang kick-started the year with the brand new single How Can I Compete?. The single is the first release on Yala! Records, the new label / club night which was co-founded by Felix White of The Maccabees. Premiered as the Hottest Record in the World on Radio 1 and currently Huw Stephens’ Record of the Week, How Can I Compete is a shot of sunshine in these gloomy months as The Magic Gang deliver a spirited concoction of shimmering melody, bold pop choruses and swooning vocal harmonies. The track was produced by The Maccabees’ Hugo White and was recorded at London studio The Drugstore, famously once home to The Jesus and Mary Chain.

Listen now on SPOTIFYAPPLE MUSIC and iTUNES.