Yak release new song, sign with Virgin EMI & announce UK tour

London-based trio Yak announce their signing with Virgin EMI and share their first new track since releasing their critically acclaimed debut album Alas Salvation in 2016. “White Male Carnivore” is a hard-hitting track where frontman Oli Burslem frantically spits over vicious riffs, “Come here to eat us all / You’re some kind of animal / Or just a white male carnivore”. Check it out below…

“I was living in Tokyo, struggling to write and a friend advised me to write from my own point of view. So I wrote this,” explains Burslem. “I listed my diet, my sex and my race – among other things. The three words which made me feel the most uncomfortable were white, male and carnivore. Everything currently seems reductive and polarising. This song is a reflection of that.”

In addition, Yak also announce a UK headline tour, which starts in York on the 23rd October and end in London on the 7th November. Full list of shows below and tickets go on sale Friday 31st August.

23rd October: The Crescent, York

24th October: Think Tank?, Newcastle

25th October: Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh

26th October: Picture House Social, Sheffield

27th October: Deaf Institute, Manchester

30th October: The Horn, St Albans

31st October: The Exchange, Bristol

1st November: Heartbreakers, Southampton

2nd November: The Haunt, Brighton

7th November: Bethnal Green Working Mens Club, London