BIMM Institute Brighton alumni, YONAKA, have been going from strength to strength since graduating with us. After performing at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in 2016, Yonaka released their debut EP, HEAVY.
In 2018 the group released two further EPs, Teach Me to Fight and Creature, with the title track from Creature reaching the top spot of the Kerrang! Rock Chart and the title track from Teach Me to Fight used as the official theme song for two WWE pay-per-view events. They were then invited to join Sheffield Metallers, Bring Me The Horizon, on their European tour.
In May 2019, Yonaka signed with American label Fueled By Ramen ahead of the release of their debut album Don’t Wait ’til Tomorrow on 31 May. The album reached 38 on the UK Albums Chart and 10 on the UK Vinyl Albums Chart. The band was also nominated for ‘Best British Newcomer’ at the 2019 Kerrang! Awards.
In December 2019, the band was credited as a featured artist on Bring Me The Horizon’s latest EP, Music to Listen To…
In 2021 the band released Seize the Power, the first official single from their second album, quickly followed by Ordinary.
We can’t wait for their next album!