London-based punks YAK are on the course of returning for their second album; having put out the ball-busting debut album Alas Salvation in 2016 they've now announced their signing to Virgin EMI for LP2 and a UK tour. On top of that, there's a brand new song to dig into called 'White Male Carnivore'.

The track is just as vicious as you'd expect with a title 'White Male Carnivore', especially when considering frontman Oli Burslem's inspiration:

“I was living in Tokyo, struggling to write and a friend advised me to write from my own point of view. So I wrote this,” explains Burslem. “I listed my diet, my sex and my race - among other things. The three words which made me feel the most uncomfortable were white, male and carnivore. Everything currently seems reductive and polarising. This song is a reflection of that.”

Despite having now signed to a major, YAK are certainly showing no signs of sanitising their sound, as 'White Male Carnivore' comes out guns blazing - and they're aimed at themselves. With guitars gradually sawing the song in half, while Burslem yelps himself inside out, this self-destroying track almost feels like a rebirth for YAK as they head into the second album. It gives us plenty of excitement for what they have next. Listen below, and check out their new stretch of headline tour dates beneath.

YAK headline tour:

23rd October: The Crescent, York
24th October: Think Tank?, Newcastle
25th October: Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
26th October: Picture House Social, Sheffield
27th October: Deaf Institute, Manchester
30th October: The Horn, St Albans
31st October: The Exchange, Bristol
1st November: Heartbreakers, Southampton
2nd November: The Haunt, Brighton
7th November: Bethnal Green Working Mens Club, London