Yard Act – The Overload

Still hungover from January? Yard Act are here like a quadruple espresso to catapult you into 2022!

The lads from Leeds deliver us their debut post-punk album, The Overload. At a time when British guitar bands are emerging left, right and centre, Yard Act are the ones that you don’t want to miss. With humorous and compassionate lyrics, the band have that post-bexit-political-post-punk vibe that seems to be heavy in the UK at the moment.

Their frontman, James Smith, tells the NME about his influences “The way Alex Turner wrote lyrics around social observation definitely helped me grow in confidence. To go into that amount of detail on specific objects, to make them seem poignant and profound was really cool. Before that, the music I was listening to wasn’t doing that.”

There is definitely an Alex Turner/Arctic Monkeys feel to this album; Cheeky, fun and meaningful.

Fans of Parquet Courts, Arctic Monkeys, Dry Cleaning and Shame will enjoy!

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Yard Act: The Overload Album Review | Pitchfork