Single Review – Yonaka – Bugglegum

Brighton’s Yonaka, formed in 2015, release lead single ‘Bubblegum’ taken from the band’s debut EP ‘Heavy’. A punchy and ever so slightly off-kilter track, there isn’t much sickly sweetness to this gum. With Yonaka meaning the dead of night or midnight in Japanese things were inevitably going to get dark. A little like a biting mix of Wolf Alice, Imelda May and ALMA the tracks interesting effects show Yonaka’s growth from early demos into vibrant bared teeth rock. Managing to capture a slice of their live performance, a layered hook and Theresa Jarvis’s vocal, makes ‘Bubblegum’ one of those tracks that will stick in your mind.

Hayley Miller

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