YONAKA

Singer — Brighton

Name?
Theresa

Where are you from?
Brighton.

What do you do?
I’m the singer in YONAKA.

Describe your style in three words?
Loud, Messy, Chaotic.

If you could make a record with anyone from history?
Prince (!) because he’s sassy, classy and makes you dance and cry at the same time.

What has been your all-time favourite gig?
MO, the female singer. I love her.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
Amy Winehouse, The Arctic Monkeys, Led Zeppelin.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Jeff Buckley. He is a huge inspiration to me; his writing; his voice; his brain. He’s very interesting and beautiful to me.

Which British subculture means the most to you?
It’s a tear up between Punk and Glam Rock.

If you could share the bill with any British band in history?
Queen. 

What music did you listen to growing up?
Motown. The Marvelettes, The Shangri-La’s. All the girl groups. Love it.

What was the first song you played on repeat?
'It’s Oh So Quiet' by Bjork.

One record you would keep forever?
'So Real' by Jeff Buckley.

A song from your favourite album?
'I Heard Love Is Blind' by Amy Winehouse from 'Frank'.

A song you wish you had written?
'Gangsta’s Paradise' by Coolio ft L.V.

What songs define the teenage you?
'Don’t Look Back Into The Sun' by The Libertines and 'A-Punk' by Vampire Weekend.

A song lyric that inspires you?
“The Welts of your scorn, Send whips of opinion down my back, Give me more.”

'Mojo Pin' by Jeff Buckley.

Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect?
Every Meatloaf song.

Best love song of all time?
'Unchained Melody' The Righteous Brothers version.

Best song to turn up loud?
'My Love is Your Love' by Whitney Houston.

Best song to bring people together?
'Red Red Wine' by UB40.

New music?
Tom Grennan. He’s great.
Strange Bones - f***ing wicked band.
Lewis Del Mar – we played with them before and became friends with them.
MO, again, and Kendrick Lamar, all day every day.

Name?
Theresa

Where are you from?
Brighton.

What do you do?
I’m the singer in YONAKA.

Describe your style in three words?
Loud, Messy, Chaotic.

If you could make a record with anyone from history?
Prince (!) because he’s sassy, classy and makes you dance and cry at the same time.

What has been your all-time favourite gig?
MO, the female singer. I love her.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
Amy Winehouse, The Arctic Monkeys, Led Zeppelin.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Jeff Buckley. He is a huge inspiration to me; his writing; his voice; his brain. He’s very interesting and beautiful to me.

Which British subculture means the most to you?
It’s a tear up between Punk and Glam Rock.

If you could share the bill with any British band in history?
Queen. 

What music did you listen to growing up?
Motown. The Marvelettes, The Shangri-La’s. All the girl groups. Love it.

What was the first song you played on repeat?
'It’s Oh So Quiet' by Bjork.

One record you would keep forever?
'So Real' by Jeff Buckley.

A song from your favourite album?
'I Heard Love Is Blind' by Amy Winehouse from 'Frank'.

A song you wish you had written?
'Gangsta’s Paradise' by Coolio ft L.V.

What songs define the teenage you?
'Don’t Look Back Into The Sun' by The Libertines and 'A-Punk' by Vampire Weekend.

A song lyric that inspires you?
“The Welts of your scorn, Send whips of opinion down my back, Give me more.”

'Mojo Pin' by Jeff Buckley.

Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect?
Every Meatloaf song.

Best love song of all time?
'Unchained Melody' The Righteous Brothers version.

Best song to turn up loud?
'My Love is Your Love' by Whitney Houston.

Best song to bring people together?
'Red Red Wine' by UB40.

New music?
Tom Grennan. He’s great.
Strange Bones - f***ing wicked band.
Lewis Del Mar – we played with them before and became friends with them.
MO, again, and Kendrick Lamar, all day every day.

YONAKA | Lose Our Heads (2019)

YONAKA | Teach Me To Fight (2018)

YONAKA | Bubblegum (2017)

YONAKA | Wouldn't Wanna Be Ya (2017)

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