A band who've truly lived up to their name with their constant esotericism, existing just outside the mainstream since the '80s, when the band was conceived as Death Cult by Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy. Their loyal following has largely been to do with the marriage of goth-rock and heavy metal, combining emotion and spirituality with complex, unpredictable and driving guitar lines.
English quartet Yonaka combine heavy riffs, melodic hooks, and on-stage punk furor like the wild spawn of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Royal Blood. The Brighton-based band, comprising vocalist Theresa Jarvis, guitarist George Edwards, bassist Alex Crosby and drummer Robert Mason, met in college while each member played in different bands. They got together in 2014 and quickly gained a reputation for their formidable live shows.
"They pummel much like actual Pistons! Great band and tracks!" - Classic Rock Magazine
"Great new single, getting plenty of attention and air play PISTON!" - Paul Anthony, Planet Rock
"Every single day I get tweets and emails about this group from people asking for more, back by popular demand, Piston!" - Wyatt, Planet Rock
"Great bluesy riffs, Steve's got a great voice! I can see why they won now!" - Johnny Doom, Kerrang!
"The guitarists slay! The sort of riffs that would go down in rock history! I love it. - Alex Baker, Kerrang!