Yak - Live & Signing

Wed Feb 13 2019 at 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Rough Trade EastDray Walk, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL, E1 6QL London, United Kingdom, London, United Kingdom

Rough Trade EastDray Walk, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL, E1 6QL London, United Kingdom, London, United Kingdom

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Yak will be live in-store at Rough Trade East to perform tracks from their new album 'Pursuit of Momentary Happiness', released 8th February on via Virgin EMI / Third Man Records.

Few albums in rock ‘n’ roll history have seen its creator’s obsession veer so close to self-destruction, as Yak’s The Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness. For singer, guitarist and driving force Oli Burslem, making his band’s second album became about pursuing his artistic vision at the expense of all else, including his own financial security, and mental health. Who else these days invests every single penny available to them into recording, to the point where they become homeless, and have to sleep in the back of a Citroën estate?

​Listening to The Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness, you frequently feel the white-knuckle monomania of Yak’s mission. It’s one of those once-in-a-decade records, whose sheer sense of belief and commitment pulsates through every nanosecond of boundary-breaking sound – like Spiritualized’s Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space, and Tame Impala’s Innerspeaker, both of whose creators had a part to play in its genesis.
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