Featured Artist Friday: Chris Rivers

Hip hop is a genre that struggles to find its wings a little live sometimes, whether it’s inaudible sound levels making the verses blurry or a lacklustre approach and inattention to showmanship sometimes it can fail to make an impression. Chris Rivers however knows how to let his music soar live, pumping it full of energy and passion. The words take flight from the stage and circle the enthralled audience’s ears leaving them feeling giddy and dizzy.

New Music -Shlick Smit ‘Internet Music’ (Album)

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…

Interview – Shlick Smit

We managed to pin Josh ‘Shlick Smit‘ down long enough to fire a volley of questions at him. They range from insightful to insipid, but they give you a good idea just what this guy is all about. Q: Lets start this nice and generic, who or what are you? A: My name is Shlick…

Featured Artist Friday: Shlick Smit

We are very excited to introduce you to this weeks Featured Artist, Shlick Smit. A New York bred rapper who has weened on the teat of hip hop and has grown very strong from doing so. Now based in Southern California but repping just as hard, this is one of those rare occasions when you…

Interview – In Sanity

In Ontario, Canada, there are three men making music. Not particularly surprising, I’m sure you’ve heard that story a million times. But these are the three that Yack has chosen to present to you, because we believe, they’re awesome. In Sanity is a hippity hop collective consisting of Eiren, Catharsis and Gonzo. They don’t have a…

Featured Artist Friday – Edityourhometown

If you Google Edityourhometown, you’ll probably see this… And because not one single person ever has clicked on the second page of a Google search it means you probably won’t have come across this Brighton based band. Edityourhometown formed in early 2013 and have systemically spat their own brand of Math Rock all over the…

Live- Doomriders @ Camden Underworld 05/05/14

This bullshit again. These bullshit people pretending to be a part of something. These people are infiltrating your modern society, convincing you so well that they’ve lost sight of the mission that they’ve convinced themselves. They start to regurgitate the doctrine they have been rebelling against, and it makes me feel desolate. These are the people who…

Featured Artist Friday – Doomriders

Doomriders live in that magical moment at the dusk of sludge but just before the pitch blackness of doom. Hailing from Boston Massachusetts and belonging to the impressive Deathwish Inc label, Doomriders could just be your new favourite band. Helmed by Nate Newson (Of Converge, Old Man Gloom and Cavalera Conspiracy fame) who is joined by Chris…

Live – Listener @ The Joiners 21/04/14

On the 21st of April 2014 Listener played The Joiners in Southampton, Yack was privileged enough to be amongst the crowd for that humbling experience. The Joiners is a venue steeped in musical legacy and heritage, it is one of those venues that physically seems unimportant or dilapidated, but there is an energy and community that…