YUKO is a band from Ghent (Belgium) with Kristof Deneijs as key figure. The band’s debut record ‘For Times When Ears Are Sore, released in 2008 on Debonair recordings, immediately won the hearts of critics both in Belgium and abroad.
In 2011 the band released “As If We Were Dancing”, the first album to appear on Unday records. It was recorded at La Chapelle by Bob Hermans and shows a more poppy and more catchy sound than its predecessor. In 2014 “Long Sleeves Cause Accidents” was released with Unday records. When writing the album the band was influenced by baroque music. In 2016 Yuko was asked by Ghent based production company De Commerce to work together with three animators to tell the true stories of three remarkable animals that fought in Belgium during the first world war. The accompanying book and album called “Cher Ami” was released by Lannoo. In september 2018 Yuko released the album “10 years of staring back”, with reworked old material and a couple of new songs. The band has an excellent live reputation and played a lot of major venues in the Benelux. The band has also played multiple times at Pukkelpop, a big festival in Belgium. All the artwork for the band is done by the talented London based illustrator David Foldvari. The band consists of Kristof Deneijs (vocals, guitar), Thomas Mortier (bass), David Broeders (drums), Brecht Plasschaert (keys) and Koen De Gendt (guitar). The band has been inactive since 2019.