New Music – Travis Karter ‘White Panther’

Travis Karter is an artist destined to make an impact, he is ravenously hungry and not for the trappings and gold chains that usually hold hip hop down, but for something far purer. From age 12 when he released his first track “Till The Day I Die” with the endorsement and following of Kymani Marley…

Featured Artist Friday: Jacky Bastek

Jacky picks at guitar strings like she sold her soul to the devil, she then delicately laces vocals over the top filled with so much passion and heart you don’t get too suspicious. You could spend hours staring at the intricate work that is going on at the tips of her fingers, she plays percussion, rhythm and melody all simultaneously.

F.A.F. Album Review: Shlick Smit – Internet Music

From the moment you click play on Shlick Smit’s free online album you can tell you’re in for a ride. Whilst it fits the mold of a mixtape, due to it being self funded, underground and free to the masses, what has been delivered here is a cohesive and instantly respectable piece of music. What…

Shitty Albums Pt V: Metallica – St. Anger

Shitty Albums is a series of reviews for, quite possibly, the worst albums on the planet.  Part V: Metallica – St. Anger Telling a Metallica fan that Metallica suck has always been a pointless endeavor, you’ll quickly end up in a situation where you’re having an argument with a brick wall. It’s comparable to telling someone…

Album Review: Monokens- ‘Underdog Wins’

So let’s bear this in mind from the offset, I am definitely not the target audience for Monokens and as such this review should be taken with an ample pinch of salt. However, having a little rant is always fun and besides, we at Yack like to be honest, so here comes our Monokens “Underdog…

F.A.F. EP Review: Bocka Du- Dumonstrate Vol. 2

Bocka Du is the production name of Resek Records founder Ellis ‘DeaVious’ Deaves. A labor of love this latest mixtape is the second released under this moniker. Taking a more stripped back and simple approach to sampling the result is songs that maintain an honesty and integrity, which when held up to the sometimes overproduced…

Single Review: Jeremy Neale- ‘Lone Tiger’

Once a upon a time there was a band from Australia called ACDC, they were quite good. Then there was a band from Australia called Men At Work, and they were alright. Australia also produced Kylie Minogue, Tame Impala and, a YACK favourite, John Farnham but just recently there has been a new Australian name…

F.A.F Album Review: Kilkovec – Name Your Place

Kilkovec introduce themselves to the world like a frat boy at a party, by shaking up a bottle of beer, cracking it open with their teeth and then spraying everyone in the close vicinity. Serving up turbocharged riffs and sleazy easy jams, the ‘Name Your Place E.P’ is a ballsy slice of head nodding righteousness.…

F.A.F Album Review: Travis Bretzer- Making Love

Travis Bretzer’s EP ‘Making Love’ fits so well into the Slacker Rock scene that is emerging out of Canada at the moment, that you would never be able to tell this is his debut release. I had the fortune to catch Bretzer at the first show of his UK tour, at the Green Door Store…