20 Oct 2023

Yoke's S/T debut album is released today

Today sees the release of Yoke's ferocious debut album – a five-song, 35-minute S/T LP that absolutely rips.

Yoke is guitarist Daniel Foggin (Smote), his brother Tommy Foggin on vocals and drums and Mark Brown (also from Smote).

The album is ltd to 200 copies and can only be bought via Bandcamp or from the band's merch table at one of their up-and-coming shows – each copy comes with a hand numbered A4 insert:

Buy Ltd LP


From the deceptively slowburn intro of torture-toned opener ‘Coil’ to the Neanderthal-rhythmed blowout of parting shot ‘Me-Time’, Yoke is a melted mass of metal, punk, noise and psych whose musical ethos strips things down as much as possible but whose result befouls all the oxygen in the room. 

Yoke is assuredly a different beast from Smote, but there’s a common thread in the proverbial power of the riff and bludgeoning repetition. Pulling out Stooges-like mean acid vibes, rhythm's you can groove to and at their most uptempo, the band lock into full psychedelic speed freak mode.

This is one album to scorch your ears to if you’ve thrilled with anything with stupidly loud amplifiers and feedback front and centre.

Experience Yoke's feral-noise live at one of these shows:

26 October / London / Moor Beer Vaults (supporting Bonnacons Of Doom)
05 Nov / Newcastle / Tyne Bar