They played our first ever #FUTURECUTS show back in February and have been smashing it ever since! Yonaka have had one hell of a year…

What have been your highlights of 2017?

Doing the festival circuit has been incredible. Highlights were playing Reading & Leeds and Download, supporting Frank Carter at KOKO, releasing our debut EP “Heavy”. So much!

Out of all that has been happening in the world this year, what has affected you most?

Brexit wasn’t all that great, was it?

What is your absolute most favourite song of 2017?

‘Humble’ by Kendrick Lamar

What’s your album of the year?

DAMN – we just can’t get enough of it!

What was the best gig you’ve been to this year and why?

Gorillaz. The show was incredible! Also, Little Simz supported and she absolutely killed it.

What is the worst piece of Christmas clothing that you own?

On the way to a show up in Scotland this year, we stopped in a service station and found a dancing turkey leg hat and we had to immediately buy it, of course.

Who would be at your fantasy Christmas/New Year’s Eve party?

Post Malone, David Attenborough, Marilyn Manson and Kanye West.

Do you have any resolutions for 2018?

Eat more greens.

Which big or buzzy bands do you think will make a comeback in 2018?

SC3. That reunion tour is going to be siiiccckkkkk.

Who do you think will be the biggest new band of 2018?


Yonaka’s debut EP Heavy is available now. Listen to the bands Top 10 Tracks of 2017 below!