It has been known that we get a band on the show on the strength of one single. But when they only have one other recorded song in their catalogue, it can feel like you’re on dodgy ground giving them a slot to talk about themselves. No such fear with Yakumo, an electronic duo from Utrecht who’s sound offers distinct influences from Africa, calypso and wrapped up with the dance elements of The Knife. Chris and Atser have previous with well established act Daily Bread and are now gathering a head of steam for their own output. Applying a drip-drip approaching to release tracks throughout the year, by December they reckon they’ll have an album’s worth. And if they match lead track ‘Flamingo’, there won’t be much filler on the way.
We chatted about getting a following on the back of limited back catalogue, moving on up when your singer has left, finding time to do a Yakumo Orchestra, future plans and a shared love of Yuko Yuko
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