YOKKO performs the song "DISCLAIMER" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY TANYA KÖNIG
MICROPHONES BY RODE
In December 2015, YOKKO returned in an unexpected way. Without any advance notice or a major PR campaign, the band released the song 'Circle' with its striking black and white video, taking discerning music fans by surprise and giving them a taste of YOKKO's upcoming new album. The song is a slow burner: gradually growing and building up a wall of sound, while at the same time raising the unavoidable question of human transience.
In 2013, the band burst onto the music scene, entering the Top Ten in the Swiss Album Charts with their debut offering, Seven Seas. In 2014, YOKKO were named 'Best Talent' at the Swiss Music Awards. Since then, they have been delighting fans both at home and abroad with their impressive live performances at both open air festivals (the Gurten Festival, Openair St. Gallen, Zürich Openair, Openair Gampel, and many more) and club concerts in Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. The fact that they were nominated for an SMA in the category 'Best Live Act' last year as well as new expectations — both their own and those of others — drive the band to continue working on themselves and pushing forward towards a new goal. YOKKO set sail on an epic journey with their first album; now they are ready to fight! With their new album "To the fighters. To the boxers."
Having an uncompromising faith in one's own feelings, overcoming resistance, and going your own way: it is this attitude to life that inspires the five musicians of YOKKO and drives them to work on their own sound.
With great attention to detail and uncompromising song-writing, the band has produced a timeless, analogue recording. Adi's unmistakeable voice, Dani's mystic synthesizer, Domenic's pumping drumbeats, Matt's powerful bass, and Phillipp's outstanding guitar combine to create a real work of art.
CREDITS / SPONSORS
PRODUCER // CHRISTOPH SOLTMANNOWSKI // http://www.solt.ch
PRESENTER // TANYA KÖNIG // http://about.me/tanyayuan
VIDEOGRAPHER // MORITZ SCHMID // http://www.shit-storm.ch
EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTION PARTNER // SCHWEIZERISCHE TEXT AKADEMIE//http://www.textakademie.ch
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