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© Gabriel Hyden

According to Urban Dictionary the word YAKATA has two meanings: it’s either a goat-like creature that lives on top of the Andes Mountains, or it’s milf in Japanese. Either way Valentin, Vincenz and Fabian really liked the sound of the word and thus called their band YAKATA. 


Valentin and Fabian were on a semester abroad in Madrid when they started writing their first songs. Both had difficulties adjusting to the boiling heat of the city and both suffered from psychosocial changes, caused by growing-up. Transforming their emotional chaos into psycho-pop songs seemed the logical thing to do. Back in Vienna they finished their songs with the help of Vincenz and now YAKATA has a whole album ready to be released during fall 2019, with “Gin Chronic” being their debut single.


“Gin Chronic” was released on July 12 and is a homage to partying. “It’s about that feeling you have when you’re in a club and you know that nothing is going to get you home tonight”, explains the band, “and about winning the inner struggle against the guilty conscience once more.” The motto: “Let’s walk home forever”. In the music video you can see how one such super crazy-paranoid walks home might looks like.