Club Yorke (formerly residual)have released a brand new single that is heavenly, full of HUGE vocals and big-ass -riffs.
With their new single ‘Stop the Bleeding’ the Melbourne based indie rock band have embraced a new chapter of their artistry along with a recent name change. Having established a solid reputation for themselves as a formidable live band on the east coast under their former project Residual, the four piece have emerged ready to tackle 2018, as Club Yorke.
Check their track here
They’ve also announced a co-headline tour with their pals Empire Park this June with stops in Ballarat and Geelong.
To celebrate the single and name change, the band have put together the 5 best artist name changes of all time…
The Beatles (originally The Quarrymen)
Although The Quarrymen had under a handful of songs that saw the light of day over half century ago, it sparked a flame inside four Liverpudlians that would change the trajectory of music as we hear it today. A few member changes later, The Beatles were born and rock and roll music was revolutionised.
Snoop Lion (originally Snoop Dogg)
Putting it down to “finding himself” and making the move to Jamaica, old mate Snoop-a-loop submersed himself in the reggae culture and came out the other end just as baked as he went in. But at the end of the day, he came out with another album showcasing his new reggae digs, a Netflix special and a publicists dream.
Van Halen (originally Rat Salad)
Idolising Black Sabbath, a young Eddie van Halen and his band knew the first few Sabbath records front to back and every Sabbath song they’d cover in their live set Eddie would insist in playing lead guitar as well as lead vocal. Van Halen never released anything as ‘Rat Salad’, although they toured vigorously with Sabbath in the later part of the 70’s and early 80’s.
Pink Floyd (originally The Tea Set)
Sorry, but I am VERY glad they changed their name. Something undefined that doesn’t really have a meaning at all, leaving them open to explore whatever was brewing inside the minds of David Gilmour and co. I like it.
Nickelback (originally Village Idiot)
I’m not gonna’ lie, I googled this one. Originally starting as a cover band under ‘Village Idiot’, it probably wouldn’t of hurt them much more to keep themselves under that name. If we’re being real, Nickelback isn’t even that bad of a band. They had some well written songs over the years BUT, outweighing those positives as a band, the amount of online flack they’ve copped in recent times could’ve been resembled to that of a village idiot. More fitting if you ask me.
Catch them at Karova Lounge, Ballarat – June 14 & The Workers Club Geelong – June 23.