Having started out several years ago Yashin have slowly built-up a fanbase that seems to keep growing and growing, regardless of the fact Yashin remain unsigned they are still one of the most loved bands to come out of Glasgow, Scotland having numerous fans not just in Scotland and the rest of UK but globally as well. Yashin originally drew influences from early Funeral for a Friend and Lostprophets. However, after working with Romesh Dodangoda at Longwave Studios on both Yashin’s EP and Debut Album, the band have captured a distinctive sound with American vocalist Harry Radford and Glasgow born Kevin Miles now fronting the band.
Yashin like their fellow brothers from the Scottish heartland (Flood Of Red) focus mainly on the screamo genre but have been known to mix it up with acoustic versions. Yashin have shared the stage with many bands including: Lostprophets, Enter Shikari, The Used, Gallows, New Found Glory, Madina Lake, The Blackout, Kids In Glass Houses and We are the Ocean. They have also appeared on the Channel 4 programme “MobileAct Unsigned” in which they gained suitable praise from Radio 1 presenter Jo Whiley. They have also played festivals such as Slam Dunk, Taste of Chaos and appeared at T in the Park. In October 2008, frontman Michael Rice left the band and in the new year of 2009 his role was passed on to Harry Radford and Kevin Miles as mentioned above. Yashin began writing their debut album with the input of Michael Rice. However, after the first few songs were completed, Harry and Kevin began to develop their songwriting in the direction that the band were happy with and took full control along with Travers, McShane, Millen and Beaton.