Last year, Brighton alternative pop quartet Yonaka got people’s heads turning with their Heavy EP, and since then, they have emerged as what many consider to be one of the most promising up and coming young acts in all British music.
Fast forward to 2018, to add to their ongoing success, they have come out with another EP titled Teach Me To Fight, and if you were a fan of their previous release, then you are in for a serious treat here.
Theresa is hands down one of the best singers in the national scene, as proven by her piercing, hair-raising voice that is drizzling with attitude and enforced by a striking, in-your-face quality. But this is only one aspect that makes this record great.
On a technical level, every track is an amazing experience, not just because of the astounding production, but also the hodgepodge of massive melodies and catchy as hell choruses (Fired Up), hard, commanding beats (Waves), and most notably, the potent writing (Teach Me To Fight, Wish You Were Somebody) that makes an impact and is quickly ingrained in the listener’s brain.
After setting a high standard with Heavy, these four have delivered the most satisfying and impressive of follow-ups that just takes the breath away and rocks the core like nothing else. This is an EP that comes as close to perfection as it gets and actually lives up to the established hype, and for that, it easily ranks as one of the finest records of the year.
In the case of rising bands, there are tonnes out there that we hope to be big one day, but in terms of Yonaka, there’s no doubt here – they will be big.
Fired Up, Teach Me To Fight, Waves