Pre-Order Now: Released 21st January 2022
Leeds outfit Yard Act release their debut album and even though 2022 will be only three weeks old, this album will define the year.
Pulling off a debut album in a pandemic isn’t easy, but somehow, Yard Act have made it work. Recording with Ali Chant (PJ Harvey, Perfume Genius, Aldous Harding) at his Bristol studio, those prolific demos have been sharpened down into something that speaks to the times we live in, creating a statement of intent that survives on nuance – a record of retro influences, recorded in a modern way, that manages to poke fun at society without punching down from a place of lefty superiority. The Overload is a political record, but in the same way that all great observations of human nature are – a messy, complex, knowingly hypocritical snapshot of our current state of play.
For fans of John Cooper Clarke, Gang of Four, Chumbawamba, Happy Mondays, The Fall etc.