YONAKA have just released their brand new single, Call Me A Saint. The self-produced track follows in the footsteps of previous singles Ordinary and Seize The Power, in being empowering and delivering an important message. It explores the theme of mental health, and Theresa Jarvis’s own personal struggles she has dealt with within this.
Lead vocalist Theresa has explained, “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 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.” Listen to Call Me A Saint here.
Previous single Ordinary has received tremendous radio support, including several plays across BBC Radio 1 on the Rock Show, Future Sounds, Future Artists and the Indie Show. The track has also been played over 300 times across various different territories globally, on the radio. It has amassed a whopping 654k+ streams on Spotify, where it was added to playlists such as New Core (483k likes) and New Noise (359k likes) upon release. Ordinary also garnered great support from Apple Music, Deezer and YouTube Music playlists following its release.
YONAKA have just announced the extremely exciting news that they will be returning to play the mighty Reading & Leeds Festival, this August. The Brighton-based rockers are also set to play 110 Above Festival the same month, Sonic Wave in December and are joining Catfish And The Bottlemen at Singleton Park in Swansea, in September. YONAKA have cut their teeth on the live scene over the last couple of years, supporting the likes of international heavyweights Bring Me The Horizon, FEVER 333 and playing festivals such Bestival, Download and Isle Of Wight. The band have recently played live streamed shows on both Scruff Of The Neck’s Twitch, and also for Amazon Music.
2019 saw YONAKA release their highly esteemed debut album, Don’t Wait ‘Til Tomorrow. Met with critical acclaim from tastemakers such as the Guardian, NME, Clash and more, the 11-track album has racked up a whopping 60 million streams on Spotify. Since its release, the band have been holed up in their Brighton home studio honing their craft, and finally creating the music they have always want to. When they met at Brighton university, vocalist Theresa Jarvis, bassist Alex Crosby, drummer Rob Mason and guitarist George Werbrouck-Edwards instantly jelled, quickly building their name with raucous live sets and a seamless merging of pop, rock and hip-hop inspired beats.