It's been a couple of years since we heard anything from Swedish band YAST, but this week they're back with a new album, 'My Dreams Did Finally Come True'. Their ascent was a steady one, forming back in 2007 but not releasing any material until 2012, but they've captured a few hearts since then. You can expect a certain amount of diversity on the new album, as various members of the band have writing credits, as well as there being three different lead singers. It is a cohesive album too though, building on their successful guitar-pop sound.
Recent single 'Together Forever' features, as does previous single 'When You're Around'. 'Together Forever' stays fairly true to the sound of Scandinavian indie that we feature so heavily, but pushes it forward to a bigger, more confident place. The spectre of the 1980s hangs over the song, particularly when it comes to the jangle of the guitar, and the dreampop melodies and harmonies add a softness and warmth. 'Together Forever' is topped off by a more ambitious instrumental ending that shows YAST aren't afraid to push the boat out when they want to. Top stuff.
Pre-order the album
Catch them live:
2015-09-14: Cafe Video - Ghent (BE)
2015-09-15: Incubate - Tilburg (NL)
2015-09-16: The Garage - London (UK)
2015-09-17: L’International - Paris (FR)
2015-09-19: Nürnberg pop festival - Nürnberg (DE)
2015-09-25: Studio Möllan - Malmö (S)
2015-10-02: Debaser Strand - Stockholm (S)
2015-10-10: Ideal Bar - VEGA (DK)
2015-10-24: Recession Festival - Aarhus (DK)
2015-10-30: Popkriget - Umeå (SE)
2015-10-31: Söders Källa - Gävle (SE)