Ayakara strives to encapsulate the world around them in their songs, creating a fresh and uplifting 21st-century rock and roll.

“Ayakara talk of “recording timeless, seminal albums”. If they stay on the same track, that’s not beyond them” – Jim Gellatly, The Scottish Sun

“”Ayakara stand their ground in a world of new music”” Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Scotland,

The Leith band’s recent releases have been received greatly by press and radio alike. April’s release ‘Dark Glamour’ saw the group receive the second premiere within 2 months from The Skinny. ‘Dressed From 67’ (February 2017) premiered on The Skinny’s website on 7/2/17 and received exclusive radio airplay on Vic Galloway’s BBC Radio Scotland show as a BBC Introducing track. Reviews from prominent Scottish bloggers such as Club Decode, Ravechild and Vinyl Noise followed.

Their previous release, (September 2016) double single ‘Bitter Kiss/Lips’, netted them recognition from The Scottish Sun’s ‘ New Music with Jim Gellatly’ column, Scotland on Sunday’ s ‘ Under the Radar’ column, the track of the week by Alive and Amplified and This Feeling/Gigslutz track of the day. It was a campaign that took them on a 7 date UK tour, supporting the likes of Baby Strange and playing London’ s The Lexington.