Yonaka Announce UK Tour For January 2022

Yonaka have announced they’re set to play the UK on a headlining run of dates for January / February 2022.

The quartet will play shows in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Nottingham, Cardiff, Brighton, Dublin, and London, where they’ll finish up with a show at O2 Forum Kentish Town on 12th February.

Check out the full list of dates below.


27 Manchester O2 Ritz

28 Leeds Stylus

29 Birmingham O2 Institute

31 Nottingham Rescue Rooms


1 Cardiff Tramshed

5 Dublin Academy

6 Brighton Chalk

12 London O2 Forum Kentish Town

Yonaka Announce ‘Seize The Power’ Mixtape, Release New Single ‘Raise Your Glass’

Yonaka have announced a new mixtape, ‘Seize The Power’.

Set to be released on July 15th 2021, the upcoming release follows the recent singles from the band, ‘Call Me A Saint’, ‘Ordinary’ and ‘Seize The Power’, plus their latest release, ‘Raise Your Glass’.

Theresa explains: “Seize The Power is a collection of songs to empower you. We all possess the power within but through life we are always put down by others, told to be quiet and not express ourselves; this makes us less confident and we lose ourselves. I wanted to take back control and yes, I’m not in control all the time but when I’m there I’m untouchable. This is a wake up call. Anyone can be anything they put their mind to. Be who you want! Everything up until now has lead to this moment so take the moment and make it yours and enjoy it.”

Check out ‘Raise Your Glass’ below.

Yonaka Releases New Single, ‘Call Me A Saint’

UK Quartet Yonaka have released a new single called ‘Call Me A Saint’, the third single to come from the band in 2021.

Vocalist Theresa Jarvis says on the track:

“I wanted to remove myself from the anxiety as if I was its keeper and it was a guest, and I was a saint to this thing to let it keep its place in my mind. You constantly feel like you are on the run from something big and scary when you’re battling with mental health. It’s a long hard journey that you can never fully free yourself from, so you learn how to live with it.

Dealing with this every day is big fucking deal, and I want to praise anyone for making it to the next day and fighting through it. We are slaves to our brains and the strength it takes to keep it together and keep moving is another level.”

You can stream and listen to ‘Call Me A Saint’ below.

Creeper, Boston Manor, Spiritbox & More Announced For Leeds And Reading 2021

OVer ninety plus acts have been announced for the upcoming 2021 iteration of the Leeds And Reading Festival.

Yungblud, Neck Deep and Fever 333 will be joined by Boston Manor, Creeper, Machine Gun Kelly, Spiritbox and more!

Also, I’m going to throw in a guess that MGK and Yungblud will pop in and out for each others sets? Only because they have made some huge tracks together and they’re right next to each other on the lineup!

Yonaka, Nova Twins, Wargasm, The Hunna and loads more are on the lineup!

Check it out in full below.

Single Review – Yonaka – Ordinary

Yonaka have dropped their new single, ‘Ordinary’.

The track, produced by the band themselves, is the Brighton group’s second single since the release of their debut album ‘Don’t Wait ‘Til Tomorrow’, and following Bring Me The Horizon collaboration, after ‘Seize The Power’ also released this year.

Theresa Jarvis says: “When you listen to this song I want you to be completely honest with yourself and ask if this is where you are meant to be; are you being yourself or are you scared? Are you living for someone else and forgetting yourself? Are you watching life go by like watching the t.v screen? Do you want to wake up old and wonder what you did with your life? This is your time to jump. Don’t let life pass you by. Make mistakes, cry, laugh, love. Do it for you. Shine in yourself and be happy to be anything but ordinary.”

Ordinary is anything but. It’s keeping in line with he sound we expect from Yonaka but takes it up a step to reach new heights. It’s a track where the lyrics are just completely laid bare then in the last third of the track it’s turned on its head and given an influx of grunge and techno mastery to spark something new. A tenacious revolutionary piece which make Yonaka one of the most excited bands out there in the UK right now.

Rating: 4/5.

Check out ‘Ordinary’ below.

Single Review – Yonaka – Seize The Power

Yonaka are well and truly back. The UK based band have released, ‘Seize The Power’ which is the first track since the release of their 2019 record, ‘Don’t Wait ‘Till Tomorrow’.

The band had this to say about the track:

“It’s been so long since we released new music and the time has finally come; this is a new chapter for us. We want you to get lost in a feeling of strength and empowerment when listening to this song.”

First time listening to the track, it’s so clear this is a major reset for Yonaka which just pulsates to their roots of their ‘Heavy’ EP released in 2017. But it’s more than that because with the evolution of their sound from the outset, they feel a lot more grown up but the lyrics feel as if something’s more there. This isn’t the Yonaka I’ve spoken to and listened to over the last few years. This is a much more powerful force and one that will surely see them taken to new heights.

If there’s one new track you listen to right now, make it ‘Seize The Power.


Check out the video and Spotify link for ‘Seize The Power’ below.

Yonaka Release ‘Seize The Power’ Single

Remember yesterday when I posted about Yonaka’s new single?

Well, it’s dropped!

The British Quartet have released, ‘Seize The Power’, their first debut of new music since their 2019 record, ‘Don’t Wait ‘Til Tomorrow’.

Check out the track below.

A video for the track is set to drop today at 8PM (UK Time) and is available to watch here.

Yonaka Announce New Track

Brighton based Pop-Rockers Yonaka have announced a brand new chapter for their band.

They have announced ‘Seize The Power’ which is their first release of new material since their record, ‘Don’t Wait ‘Til Tomorrow’ was released back in 2019.

A video will premiere for the track tomorrow (Wednesday) night at 7.30 GMT.

SEIZE THE POWER out at midnight!! We are so excited to finally share this new chapter with you. This is for Us! ❤ Don’t forget to pre-save it on a platform of your choice. ALSO… Tomorrow we’ll be premiering the official video! Click the Youtube link to get notified. We’ll be going live at 7.30PM GMT so come have a chat us we cant wait to hang out with YOU 👽👽👽

Pre-Saves for ‘Seize The Power’ can be Pre-Saved via the following link.

Second Five4Five Fest Announced, Holding Absence & Yonaka Are Headlining

Earlier this year in May, Five4Five fest brought together a group of bands for a livestream experience.

Now, the festival is back with a fantastic lineup.

Five4Five Festival is set to take place over December 18th and 19th 2020 and will be headlined by Holding Absence and Yonaka.

On the announcement, Yonaka have said:

“We are dead excited to be headlining this festival. It’s for a great cause for everyone to get involved in, saving the grassroots venues that we have all had a great time in. We all want to get sweaty and moshy again so do what you can to help and enjoy the show!”

And Holding Absence have said:

“After what has been the longest year for all of us musicians, Holding Absence are extremely excited to be blowing off the cobwebs and headlining Five4Five fest this December! We all individually tuned in and enjoyed the first one so are honoured to be a part of it this time around, especially as all the proceeds are going towards something as close to our hearts as the Music Venue Trust.”

In addition to the headliners, The Dangerous Summer, Normandie, Vukovi, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Lizzy Farrall, Hacktivist, Delaire The Liar, Nova Twins, Holiday Oscar, Chapter and Verse, Snake Eyes, As Everything Unfolds, Weatherstate, The Rhythm Method, Tally Spear, Stay Free, Anavae, Paper Mill and Haggard Cat will all play.

All of the performances will be free to watch on the festival’s Facebook and YouTube pages but those watching will be encouraged to donate £5 to a link provided at the time. All profits will be donated to the Music Venues Trust’s #saveourvenues crisis fund.

The festival’s co-founder Tom Pullen had this to say:

The past, present and future of the UK music industry relies on grassroots, independent music venues. We at Five4Five can’t stand by and watch as our venues are left to weather the Covid-19 crisis on their own. We’re proud to partner up with the Music Venue Trust to help ensure they can reopen safely, so we can go back to the loud and sweaty spaces where it all begins. In the meantime, we’ve gathered some of the finest acts to enjoy from the comfort of your own sofa. We hope you enjoy and donate if you can.”

You can check out the first edition of the festival below, which raised 50k for NHS Charities Together.

Check out Day 1.

And check out Day 2.

More Artists Have Been Added to Five4Five FEst

Five4Five festival might need a new name.

It’s a new online festival which is set to take place this weekend coming but now, more artists have been added to the lineup.

Yonaka, Trash Boat, Roam, Wargasm, Rob Lynch and Lacey are all now set to play this weekend alongside Enter Shikari, Don Boco, Lizzy Farrall and more.

Five4Five is set to be streamed over on the festivals Facebook page from 7.30PM on May 15th and 16th. All sets are completely free to watch but you’re encouraged to donate £5 via a link which will be provided. All the profits from the streams will be donated to the NHS Charities Together.

You can visit the Facebook page via the following link.


Music Video Roundup 09/08/19

It’s 4PM on a Friday! This means it’s time for the music video roundup. If you’re new to either the blog or these music video roundup posts, this is how it works. Every week, I watch some of the best recently released music videos and compile them into a list for everyone’s viewing pleasure. They’re span across all the different genres, so expect something different for most of the tracks. First up this week is Grammy Nominated Pop-Rocker Avril Lavigne. Recently she has debuted her latest single, ‘Head Above Water’. Warning: there are some Amy Lee red dress vibes going on here.


With the release of her seventh record, ‘Birth Of Violence’ coming up, Chelsea Wolfe has released a brand new video for the release of her latest single, ‘American Darkness’.


Stray From The Path are just on an upward trajectory right now, and with the release of their new track, ‘Fortune Teller’.

On the track, the band have shared: Describing the track, the band say “Musically, a heavily syncopated assault on the senses. Lyrically, a fired-up attack on the status quo. Written as an antidote to the boomer mentality, Fortune Teller is an anthem for building a better future – no matter how badly it’s been laid out by the past.”


Within the last few weeks, the British metalcore band TheCityIsOurs have released their debut record! ‘Low’ was released and the last cut before they dropped the entire record was called ‘If You Know, You Know’.

Mikey Page (Guitar/Vocals) shared:

“‘If You Know, You Know’ is a ray of positivity, in an otherwise dark album, born out of the frustration of living with your own demons. In a climate dominated by social media, we often seek validation from others around us, usually from people who are in no way qualified to do so, yet it can be extremely frustrating when we are overlooked or judged by others.

This track is about standing by what you believe in and doing what makes you happy – regardless of what anybody else has to say. Learning to love yourself can be a challenging concept, but it’s impossible to help others, without looking after yourself. We wanted to highlight that despite all the challenges featured throughout ‘Low’ there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.”


Heading straight across to Lincoln, we have the hardcore up and comers Reclaimer who’ve recently dropped a video for ‘Canvey’, the latest single to come from their recently released EP, ‘Grief, Enslaved’.


This isn’t just a British list from a certain point, don’t worry. Moving to Brighton for the next video, they were the Rockest Record on Daniel P. Carters Radio 1 Rock Show, it’s Gender Roles! Here’s ‘Hey With Two Why’s’.


Moving to America Now, Florida’s Happy Hour a few months back released their second EP, ‘Love Hurts’ but where’s the video?

Full of demonic seduction to destroy their victim, check out ‘Cigarettes’ below.


Moving across to California, Ceremony are the band at number eight this week. They’re gearing up for the release of their new record, ‘In The Spirit World Now’ in just two weeks and they have released their title track to tear the world apart.

‘In The Spirit World Now’, is set to be released on August 23rd 2019.


Penultimate video time! I had to include this video because Yonaka are one of the best UK bands coming up in the scene right now!

They’ve recently released a video for ‘Rockstar’, a track off their debut record, ‘Don’t Wait ‘Til Tomorrow’.


And we’ve come to the finale! And I’ve made sure it’s a big one! Bullet For My Valentine has unveiled a brand new video for ‘Piece Of Me’. It’s off their 2018 record ‘Gravity’ which also features footage from the band’s recent tour which included huge shows at London’s Alexandra Palace and from Slam Dunk Festival 2019. Let’s dive in.

And that’s it for another week of music video roundup. Don’t forget to check back next week at 4PM sharp for another countdown of ten of the best recent music videos to feast your eyes upon. There’s also new posts every day on the Almost anything Media so be sure to check out anything that might catch your eye.

Yonaka Announce Huge UK November Tour

Yonaka are one of the UK’s hottest musical prospects at the moment and you won’t have to wait long to see them live in all their glory again.

That’s right, the band are heading out in November 2019 to promote their debut record, ‘Don’t Wait ‘Til Tomorrow’, which will start in their hometown of Brighton.

Here are the dates.

November 2019

8 Brighton Concorde2
10 Bristol SWX
11 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
12 Oxford O2 Academy2
13 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
15 Birmingham O2 Institute2
17 Newcastle Riverside
18 Glasgow The Garage
20 Sheffield The Leadmill
21 Manchester Academy 2
27 London Electric Ballroom