EF’s Underdogs section focuses on new talent that’s about to make it big and this week’s act I think has a promising future ahead is Yakul.
Yakul are a Brighton based 4 piece making forward thinking neo-soul. Influenced by the likes of J-Dilla, D’angelo and the Soulquarians, they put a unique spin on the music they have grown up with. Marrying together thoughtful, soulful lyrics with deep grooves and jazz infused progressions, the band seamlessly blend genres to create something fresh and original. Yakul like to put a stamp on everything that’s theirs and do so with very little effort it seems.
The band’s latest single is a double A sided release entitled Giveaway and Out of The Water and showcases Yakul’s very own blend of contemporary jazz. Live, Yakul excels at capturing its crowds full attention and as a fairly new act is still trying a variety of things and not before long will settle to its own style.
You can listen to Yakul’s single via Spotify below: