Oli Burslem has the rare ability to make you look twice. A louche, magnetic presence amplified by fiendishly good looks – and that’s before he’s opened his Jagger-esque jaw and launched into a crazed, sonic tirade as the frontman of Brutalist rock band Yak.
Distinctively fiery and warped with psychedelia, Yak’s signature sound is a progressive attack on the senses – transformative, even. Which is why 27-year-old Burslem, together with flippy-haired bassist Andy Jones and drummer Elliot Rawson, are fast becoming the most talked about musical outfit of 2016.
Here, to accompany Burslem’s spirited cover shoot for Another Man S/S16, we present an exclusive video by the visionary Douglas Hart, which captures the future rock idol in lushly abstracted scenes alongside Georgia May and Gabriel Jagger.
See the full story and shoot in Another Man S/S16, on sale now.
Yak’s debut album 'Alas Salvation' is released on May 13, 2016.
Filming and direction Douglas Hart; Photography Willy Vanderperre; Styling Alister Mackie; Hair Anthony Turner at Art Partner; Make up Peter Philips at Art and Commerce; Manicure Marian Newman at Streeters; Set design Emma Roach at Streeters; Film editing Gully; Photographic production Ashley Dansey, Holly Hay; Production Floriane Desperier at 4oktober; Lighting technician Romain Dubus; Digital operator Henri Coutant at DTouch; Photo assistants Rob Willey and Alex Craddock; Seamstress Alina Gencaite; Styling assistants Reuben Esser, Rhys Davis, Ben Schofield; Hair assistant David Harborow; Make up assistants Estelle Jaillet, Kathinka Gernant; Manicure assistant Jennie Nippard.
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