YAK at Village Underground 16/10/2017


Yak and Support from Skinny Girl Diet and Hotel Lux at the Village Underground 16/10/2017

Sometimes a bit tough to get yourself out on a school night , particularly on a Monday. This was the fourth time of seeing YAK and admit due to the lateness of the hour didnt stay until the end . They were loud but not as ear splitting as when I saw them at Scala and Dingwalls back in 2016.

Support came from Skinny Girl Diet who I’ve not seen until now, despite the fact they have been on the circuit for a few years now. A strong twosome they make a full sound with just guitar and drums . Good band live , I downloaded their last album but up to now don’t think it lives upto their live sound. I would go and see them again to triangulate my thoughts and see if in a different environment .

Bottom of the bill was Hotel Lux, who had a busy week as they were off to support Shame on the 18th at Scala and HTMLD on the 20th. They were interesting band in early stages of forming their stage personas. In the style of the Fall in some respects with a vocal style that was more sneering than singing ( not a criticism) its hard I think to create a rapport when your first on the stage. Interested in hearing more so I’ve book marked an outing to see them headline at The George Tavern on 17th November in Limehouse. One to watch possibly.

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