Their songs are loud and melodic, quiet and chaotic. The band have created a modern and polished sound which they deliver via stubborn-ly classic garage rock. In the flesh Yukon Era‘s greatest asset might the bands ability to convey their well crafted tunes via a set brimming with youthful confidence to form something truly endearing, energetic and exciting.
The Auckland, New Zealand based post-punk quartet have released two well crafted EPs to critical acclaim – their first self titled EP (2016) garnered attention from Noisey and Tone Deaf and their second EP – Consume & Scratch released in late 2016 attracted interest from The New Zealand Herald, Sniffers, and The Wireless. “Five songs of spirited and shambolic garage-rock that come wrapped in a kind of Libertines-ish charm” – The Wireless.
They were the youngest band to play the coveted annual Laneway Festival in 2017 and have opened for the likes of Mac Demarco, Preoccupations, METZ, DMA’s and Mini Mansions, and were named as one of the Top 8 Kiwi Guitar Tracks of 2016 by Impose Magazine [US], Yukon Era are: “Old-fashioned rock and roll cut from the same cloth as Polvo and Fugazi – embedded with a hint of classic kiwi jangle. A post-punk band on the rise, with the confidence and skill to make it big.”
The band, comprised of singer Christian Dimick, guitarist Lachie Thurlow, bassistPierre Beasley and drummer James Dimick. will head out on a three date North Island tour this March to celebrate the release of their brand new single ‘Feel’ which is being released digitally on February the 16th. ‘Feel’ which was recorded at Red Bull studios in Auckland, cements the bands place in the post-punk world while showcasing their ever expanding musical development.
“Feel is a song that touches on personal issues within my life,” says Christian. “Feeling absent from others as well as myself, along with feeling crushed by the weight of peoples expectations of me. When in reality it doesn’t matter, which I can say now. But while writing the song my mind was in another place. It is nice to finally release a song off the new album out into the world. It feels like years ago we recorded it so it is a relief just to finally show it to people”.
With the group having recently been announced to play The Great Escape Festival in Brighton UK in May, it’s clear to all that Yukon Era are aiming high, and 2018 is going to be a big year for the band.
Armed with their brand new single ‘Feel’ which will be available on all DSPs Friday February 16th the band are set to perform:
Friday 16th March – Palmerston North – The Stomach (AA)
Saturday 17th March – Wellington – Moon 1 (R18)
Friday 23rd March – Auckland – Galatos (R18)
Tickets on sale Thursday 8th February from undertheradar.co.nz