Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Oli Burslem 

Where are you from?
Born in Wolverhampton, raised in the sticks. 

What do you do?
Play in a band called YAK

Describe your style in three words?
Neo French farmhouse.

If you could make a record with anyone from history? 
J.Spaceman – for 'Cop Shoot Cop' if nothing else.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
My first gig was at Wolverhampton Civic Hall to watch Hot Chocolate with my mother... that was something else, especially 'Everyone’s A Winner'.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
Leeds Brudenell Social Club comes to mind. It’s run independently, has great artists playing and all walks of life.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
Dave Hill

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
A game of pool with Ronnie O’Sullivan

What music did you listen to growing up? 
Mainly Elvis from the age of five onwards

YAK formed in 2014 releasing their debut album ‘Alas Salvation’ two years later in May 2016 via their own Octopus Electrical label. Critically acclaimed, the album was produced by John Coxon of Spiritualized and former Pulp bassist Steve Mackey.


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