Watch Yonaka perform live in session

25 May 2019, 16:00 | Updated: 25 May 2019, 16:01

The Brighton band are one of our Great X-Pectations, tipped for big things in 2019. Watch them play a superb session at Radio X’s studios.

Meet Yonaka - the Brighton quartet who we’re tipping for major things in 2019. Watch them play their recent hit Creature at the Radio X studios in London’s Leicester Square right here.

Who are Yonaka?

Formed in 2015, Yonaka are Theresa Jarvis on vocals, George Edwards on guitar, Alex Crosby on bass and Robert Mason on drums.

What sort of music do Yonaka play?

The band’s sound is a heady mix of indie rock, metal, hip-hop beats and pop. Theresa Jarvis told NME: “We’re aiming seriously big, the biggest. We want to make a proper living from music and it’s like the only thing any of us can do. It’s the only way.”

Which songs have Yonaka released?

The Yonaka discography looks like this to date:

Ignorance (March 2016)

Drongo (November 2016)

Wouldn’t Wanna Be Ya (May 2017)

Heavy EP (October 2017)

Bubblegum / Run / All In My Head / Gods And Lovers / Heavy

F.W.T.B. (May 2018)

Teach Me To Fight EP (August 2018)

Waves / Teach Me To Fight / Wish You Were Somebody

Creature EP (November 2018)

Own Worst Enemy / Creature / Death By Love / She’s Not There

Don't Wait 'Til Tomorrow (album, May 2019)

Which artists have Yonaka played with?

The band supported Bring Me The Horizon on their UK tour in November 2018, as well as slots at Reading and Leeds, Kendal Calling, Boadmasters and Pukkelpop festivals across last summer.

May 2019 has seen Yonaka play both Neighbourhood Weekender and This Is Tomorrow festivals, with a full UK tour coming in June. Their debut album, Don’t Wait Til Tomorrow is released on 31 May, the same day that the band perform with Bring Me The Horizon at London's Victoria Park.

Yonaka perform live at Roskilde Festival in 2018
Yonaka perform live at Roskilde Festival in 2018. Picture: Avalon/PYMCA/Gonzales Photo/Christian Hjorth/UIG via Getty Images

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