The two groups are promoting their newly pressed 7" split record through Auckland label Prison Tapes, which features Yukon Era's Adapt and Soda Boyz' Renamon. Both tracks are physical only at this point, and can only be heard on the record (and live, of course!).
27/09 - Hamilton - Nivara Lounge
28/09 - Auckland - Whammy! Bar
29/09 - Wellington - Caroline
30/09 - Palmerston North - The Stomach
04/10 - Christchurch - Darkroom
05/10 - Dunedin - The Crown
06/10 - Queenstown - Yonder
Knife Skies is the third single taken from Yukon Eras upcoming album. Released digitally on all DSPs Friday 7th September.
Knife Skies is about letting the small pressures of life get under your skin, feeling as if everything you do is like wading through mud.
“You shake at the thought of breathing” is one of my favourite lines I have written because it definitely sums up where my mind was at, around the time of writing this song. The song was just a guitar and vocal demo on my laptop for a long long time. When the whole band finally got together on it it became something extremely different, something heavy and jumpy.
Since forming in high school in June of 2015 Yukon Era, through hard-work, ambition and talent have rightly carved out a name for themselves within the local and international post-punk music scenes.
Their songs are loud and melodic, quiet and chaotic. The band have created a modern and polished sound which they deliver via stubborn-ly classic garage rock. In the flesh Yukon Era's greatest asset might the bands ability to convey their well crafted tunes via a set brimming with youthful confidence to form something truly endearing, energetic and exciting.
The Auckland, New Zealand based post-punk quartet have released two well crafted EPs to critical acclaim - their first self titled EP (2016) garnered attention from Noisey and Tone Deaf and their second EP - Consume & Scratch released in late 2016 attracted interest from The New Zealand Herald, Sniffers, and The Wireless.
Five songs of spirited and shambolic garage-rock that come wrapped in a kind of Libertines-ish charm - The Wireless.
They were the youngest band to play the coveted annual Laneway Festival in 2017 and have opened for the likes of Mac Demarco, Preoccupations, METZ, DMA’s and Mini Mansions, and were named as one of the Top 8 Kiwi Guitar Tracks of 2016 by Impose Magazine [US], Yukon Era are: "Old-fashioned rock and roll cut from the same cloth as Polvo and Fugazi – embedded with a hint of classic kiwi jangle. A post-punk band on the rise, with the confidence and skill to make it big."
The band, comprised of singer Christian Dimick, guitarist Lachie Thurlow, bassist Pierre Beasley and drummer James Dimick, headed out on a three date North Island tour this March to celebrate the release of their brand new single Feel .
Feel which was recorded at Red Bull studios in Auckland and cements the bands place in the post-punk world while showcasing their ever expanding musical development.
With the group having recently played The Great Escape Festival in Brighton UK, alongside a UK/European tour, upcoming Australian dates and a New Zealand Spring tour it's clear to all that Yukon Era are aiming high, and 2018 is going to be a big year for the band.