Yakobo

MTLWJAD write-up from Sketchy Record Reviews

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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.

Read the full review here

Listen to Maybe The Land Was Just a Dream here

Yakobo’s two sets at Y Not Festival

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Surprise Glastonbury set

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.

More live dates announced

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 featured by IN Magazine

Derby music and culture magazine IN has featured Yakobo in their special issue of “local music you need to hear.” They said some very nice things, read the full article below.

Yakobo announced for Dot To Dot Festival

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.

Yakobo T shirts on sale now

Maybe The Land Was Just a Dream EP out now

Yakobo T Shirts available soon

Watch Yakobo’s cover of Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding

Yakobo and the band visited ROFL Audio in Nottingham and recorded their take on Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding’s banger ‘Outside’. It’s a slow burner at the start and gets pretty heavy at the end.

The cover was filmed as part or ROFL’s YouTube series in which several artists performed a Calvin Harris tune of their choice.