Ben Mark Smith of Sketchy Record Reviews has written some tremendously nice things about Yakobo’s latest EP Maybe The Land Was Just a Dream. Things like “The wide ambient sounds of Yakobo’s 3rd E.P seem to embrace the listener.”
Other local acts Isaac Thawley and Jigsaw Man also received high praise from Smith in this week’s reviews. The local media continues to support Derby’s growing scene; the Sketchy review adds to the list of press coverage Yakobo has seen from IN Magazine, Storge, Derby Telegraph, Radio Derby and BBC Introducing in the East Midlands.
Yakobo will be returning to play at the award-winning Y Not Festival this year. Busy as ever, there will be not one but two Yakobo sets on the Sunday of the festival. First will be a solo acoustic set at the Creative Intentions Café at 4pm, followed by a full band set at the Hog & Barrel stage at 5pm.
Tickets for Y Not are now sold out. Too bad if you missed out, but if you did manage to get tickets make sure you pop along to see Yakobo.
Yakobo popped up at Glastonbury Festival for a surprise solo show at the Croissant Neuf Bandstand. The unplugged set was Yakobo’s first appearance at the festival, and all the hits Goldmine, Plans In My Head and Dawn Is Here got played along with some fun-time covers. Needless to say, Yakobo would love to return in 2019 following Glasto’s fallow year.
Yakobo will be playing at some great gigs, festivals and events throughout the summer. The list includes Y Not Festival and Whitwell Festival, both of which will feature the full Yakobo band. Expect more announcements soon!
Yakobo has been announced for the Nottingham leg of this year’s Dot To Dot Festival. It will be Yakobo’s 4th consecutive appearance at the festival which takes over music venues all across the city centre. The Nottingham action happens on Sunday 28th May, with Yakobo performing on the Pepper Rocks stage. Get tickets here.