As one of this year’s sponsors for Manchester’s own SummerJam, we’re carrying out some preview features for a bunch of bands featured on the line-up. This time we spoke with Harry Radford, frontman of the five parts Scottish one part American post-hardcore outfit, Yashin. You can check out what he had to say and why you should catch the band’s set below:
DP!: How are things going in Yashin at the moment?
H: On and off to be honest. We’re trying to lay low at the moment as we’re concentrating on writing a new album, which will be coming to everyone the beginning of next year. So, the shows this year are sparse, but so far they’ve all been a lot of fun.
DP!: You guys are set to play at this year’s SummerJam festival weekend, excited?
DP!: For those who are yet to see you guys live, what can they expect from your set at SummerJam?
H: I think people keep coming back to our shows and keep talking about our live show because it’s somewhere that you feel alive. This band live makes and forces all kinds of emotions in to you, whilst constantly feeling like a party at the same time.
DP!: A lot of your fans are getting very eager to hear Yashin album number three, can you give us an update on how that’s coming along?
H: It should be out around the beginning of next year. We’ve currently written about 9 songs so far and they’re still coming. It’s our best stuff to date and it’s worth the wait.
DP!: What do you guys have planned after SummerJam is done and dusted?
H: We have some more smaller indoor festivals as well as some smaller city shows lined up, then it’s back into the studio again. Then I’ll be releasing my solo EP and starting my solo headline tour.
DP!: Do you have any final words for our readers and SummerJam attendees?
H: When life gives you lemons, say “fuck the lemons” and bail.
Yashin are performing on Saturday July 20th on the Second Stage at 9:00pm.
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