Nothing is fixed; everything is possibility. Youth knows this but experience twists instincts inside out, lets doubt creep it. Sometimes we need to be reminded to trust our gut, to trip up and get back up again.
Yuckhave made a debut album that lives in that moment, suspended between what was and what could be. From the frustrated yearning of reverb-drenched openerGet Awayand the shuddering rawness ofRubberto the quiet, tender ache ofShook Downand sweet, sleepy-eyed whisper ofStutter, it's an album that grazes the heart then picks at the scabs.
Forming little over a year ago,Yuckare a band of four people who are sometimes a band of five people. Daniel (vocals, guitar) and Max (guitar) are from London. Mariko (bass) is from Hiroshima. Jonny (drums) is from New Jersey. The part-time fifth member is Daniel's sister Ilana who joins him for the harmonies on the album and occasionally live.
Since the release ofGeorgia, their debut single on Transparent in March 2010, Yuck have mainly been on tour. They have supported Teenage Fanclub, Modest Mouse and Times New Viking. Their most recent singleRubberwas released by The Pharmacy Recording Company in October 2010 and remixed by Mogwai.
When they're not on tour,Yuckmake a lot of stuff. Like drawings, books and sandwiches. You can see some of those things on their blog.Yuckself-produced and recorded their album at home. It just felt right that way.