Glasgow four-piece Yakima release their debut EP ‘Go Virtually’.
The new six-track release follows a plethora of singles from the band, who have expanded from their original trio with second guitarist Paul Bradley joining John Houston, Neil McArthur and Kay McLaren.
Since then the band have played shows with Swimming Tapes, Pottery, and the first ever YALA! Records night Glasgow.
The new EP was produced by Benji Compston and Jon EE Allan of Happyness (Moshi Moshi Records), who also feature on guitar, piano and vocals at various points on the recordings. The two bands are slated to play Glasgow’s Hug & Pint on October 13th.
Included among the six tunes are ‘It Helped’ – about the battle involved in quitting smoking – and ‘Judy’s Lament’, its roots in reading about Judy Garland’s insomnia.
The EP is completed by ‘Thanks’, ‘I’m Happy (In No Way)’, ‘Real Time’, and ‘Sheep Boy, Cry Man’ – about ‘cry rooms’, places in Japan that people use to cry in, in order to relieve stress.