Just Listen: Yonaka – Wouldn’t Wanna Be Ya


Words: Nick Bewes

One of the most annoying things I’ve heard this year was the gent from Kasabian saying that ‘Our new album is about saving guitar music from the abyss’. Well, young man, it doesn’t need saving thank you very much and here is a prime example. The new single from YONAKA – a Brighton-based four piece Wouldn’t Wanna Be Ya stomps all over the place from the opening second. The vocals of frontwoman Theresa Jarvis soar, imagine Sia singing a rock tune and you are nearly there. The rest of the band sound great too, the drums are in your face and give you a thumping! This is going to be a live favourite on the band’s live shows across the year including the Dot to Dot festivals and Leeds/Reading festival.

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23rd – Reading, The Purple Turtle

25th – Bournemouth, 60 Million Postcards

26th – Manchester, Dot To Dot Festival

27th – Bristol, Dot To Dot Festival

28th – Nottingham, Dot To Dot Festival


2nd – Cheltenham, Wychwood Festival

3rd – London, Camden Rocks

7th – London, Sebright Arms

8th- Isle Of Wight, IOW Festival

9th – Donnington Park, Download Festival


16th – London, Citadel Festival

22nd – Steventon, Truck Festival

29th – Standon, Standon Calling


25th – Reading, Reading Festival

26th – Leeds, Leeds Festival


10th – Newhaven – Newhaven Fort Festival

Listen to Wouldn’t Wanna Be Ya here:



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