Yakuza are :
Yakuza formed in Coalisland Co. Tyrone, Ireland in August 1997 because there's nothing more fun than playing in a band, especially if it's a band that has very clear ideas about writing fun, engaging, and danceably solid songs with a strong emphasis on melody.
So far, they've released Everyone Thinks I'm A Dinosaur ( 7" Single, Pet Piranha Records 02 ), Badass Day ( PSB 04 ), One Nation Under Awed ( Album, Nova Records 04 ) and should have soon a new full length album recorded at Jackpot! Studios Portland Oregon (Elliot Smith/Pavement/The Gossip) with Dubh David Black (Mudhoney/REM/Cornershop).
Top 50 Albums of 2004 - Alternative Ulster Magazine
40 Hottest Bands in Ireland List 2007 - Alternative Ulster Magazine
"Spiritual nirvana by way of the riff" - The Irish News
"Mixing up jon spencer, sonic youth and the full on might of the wedding present, one of the finer indie rock noisemakers around the country at the moment" - roadrecords.com
"Raised on an unsteady diet of The Birthday Party, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr and Truman's Water, these twisted mid-Ulster hallions have an amazing batch of new songs which take the electric white boy blues of debut album One Nation Under Awed to a seedy post-punk disco before locking them in and burning the b*stard to the ground. They'll take your face off and enjoy themselves doing it" - The Irish News