Brighton based four-piece Yakul cut an idiosyncratic figure in British music. Marrying introspective emotive lyrics with deep grooves and jazz-infused progressions, they’ve created a sound that is matchless in depth and in its voracious fusion of styles across the musical spectrum.
Yakul have picked up a growing reputation on the live circuit, further cementing their status at the forefront of the international R&B, jazz and soul movement. Their debut EP Getting Late was released in August 2019 with support from tastemakers like Gilles Peterson on BBC 6 Music, Jamz Supernova on BBC 1Xtra, KCRW, Jazz FM and others. The lead track ‘Blossoming’ was voted #6 Track of the Year on Gilles Peterson’s prestigious Worldwide Awards 2020. In addition, the band was nominated for the Best Jazz Act of the Year at the Urban Music Awards.
They’ve secured five spots in Spotify’s New Music Friday UK in the previous year as well as a large variety of other editorial playlists. In December last year, they released their Kaleidoscope EP to general acclaim, capping the cycle with the reworked ‘Company’ featuring Mereba, which has already amassed over 1 million plays over DSPs. Their debut album, Rise Indigo is due for release 22nd October, followed by their debut UK tour starting 15th November.