June 09, 2011
Yuck are a four piece, who are sometimes a five piece. Daniel (vocals, guitar) and Max (guitar) are from London, Mariko (bass) is from Hiroshima and Jonny (drums) is from New Jersey. The part-time fifth member is Daniel’s sister Ilana who joins him for the harmonies on the album and occasionally live.
They self-produced and recorded their debut album at home, which was released in February on Fat Possum Records. Since then, Yuck have mainly been on tour. In May, they played sold out headline shows at New York’s Bowery Ballroom and the Scala in London, as well as making their debut TV appearance on Later with Jools Holland. This Summer, Yuck will be playing at festivals throughout Europe, including Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, Bestival and Primavera Sound.
Yuck have also started self-releasing their own 7” singles; their first being Get Away, and their second, a double A side of the songs Shook Down and Milkshake, which will be released in July.
Tracklisting:Royal Trux – Hibiscus
Babes In Toyland – Bruise Violet
Happy End – Natsu Nan Desu (はっぴいえんど – 夏なんです)
Sunny Day Real Estate – J’nuh
Baroness – The Birthing
George Harrison – I Live For You
Tame Impala – Alter Ego
Shellac – The Admiral
Laura Cantrell – Khaki & Courduroy
Video Nasties – Gobi
Caitilin Rose – Things Change