London rockers Yak have been heating up again throughout 2018 with the announcement of their signing to Virgin/EMI and the release of a couple of barnburning singles in 'White Male Carnivore' and 'Bellyache'. Today comes the expected announcement of their second album: it's called Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness and comes out on February 8th. They've also shared a new track called 'Fried'.

The young trio's singer Oli Burslem apparently pushed himself towards bankruptcy and homelessness for the creation of Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness, though he's keen to state ​“I don’t want it to be a boo-hoo story... It was fun doing it. It’s nice to push yourself to the limit, and I can say now that I don’t give a shit what anyone thinks, because it’s a document of that time, and it’s honest and open, and I couldn’t have done or given much more.”

New single 'Fried' is pretty much the tale of that drive into ruin while remaining upbeat and enthusiastic. Rambling guitars soon become muscular and rollicking ones, enforcing the central message: "what you've got is what you make it." While the song churns and preens, Burslem details an unhealthy 14-day bender of being 'Fried' - and even when it gets to the point of complete decrepitude that singular message remains strong in his mind. Backed by rampaging rock force, 'Fried' is a classic tale of uncouth and unadvisable behaviour blown up to heroic proportions.

Yak's new album Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness is out February 8th and can be pre-ordered here. They're going on tour shortly afterwards:

29th - Birmingham, Castle & Falcon
30th - Norwich, Arts Centre

1st - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
2nd - Oxford, O2 Academy 2
3rd - London, The Dome
5th - Leeds, Brudenell Social CLub
6th - Nottingham, Bodega Social Club
8th - Liverpool, Arts Club
9th - Manchester, YES
11th - Newcastle, The Cluny
12th - Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
13th - Dublin, Whelan’s