Londoners Yuck are currently selling out headline shows on both sides of the Atlantic (Bowery Ballroom in New York, the Scala in London) and grabbing attention with their noise pop sound which skirts the line between Teenage Fanclub and the Pixies. The band have now announced that they will also be self-releasing their 7” vinyl singles – which brings us neatly to their new double A-side single, “Shook Down/ Milkshake”, due next month.Listen to both below.
Taken from their critically lauded, self-titled debut LP, released in February, “Shook Down” showcases a more lovesick, vulnerable side to the band, eschewing the galloping choruses and fuzzed up hooks of the previous singles for something slower, sweeter, more downbeat but no less infectious. Indeed, as Daniel Blumberg sings the heartbreaking refrain of “you could be my destiny/ you can mean that much to me”, it could even arguably be the most beautiful love song that Yuck have recorded to date. On the flipside is the non-album track “Milkshake”, an effortlessly gorgeous, brand new song which returns Yuck to the gloriously catchy/ strangely poignant indie rock terrain which they have shown themselves to be the masters of.
Catch Yuck when they travel through the UK this month, beginning with a headline show at The Great Escape in Brighton on May 14.
A Shook Down
UPCOMING LIVE DATES
14 – The Great Escape, Brighton
15 – Millennium Music Hall, Cardiff
16 – Thekla, Bristol
18 – Scala, London
19 – Sound City, Liverpool
20 – Cockpit, Leeds
21 – Stag and Dagger, Glasgow
22 – Friends of Mine Festival, Cheshire
24 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
26 – Joiners, Southampton
28 – Primavera, Barcelona, Spain
Listen to “Milkshake” here: http://soundcloud.com/yuck/milkshake
Listen to “Shook Down” here: http://soundcloud.com/yuck/shook-down