Yard Act - Dark Days EP
Having sold out their first two 7”s in double quick time, and in response to huge demand, Yard Act have compiled their first four tracks on an EP. Overflowing with satirical one-liners, A side of debut single Fixer Upperfollows a cocksure fictional character, ‘Graeme’, planning some home renovations. Drafting in Ross Orton (who’s credits include Arctic Monkeys, Working Men's Club’s, MIA, Amyl and the Sniffers) on mixing duties, it is equal parts fearsome and funny and never less than breath-taking. On the flip side, The Trapper’s Pelts is a satirical take on neoliberalism. Produced by Bill Ryder Jones (The Coral) prior to lockdown the recording process of the track “felt like a Happy Mondays thing, keeping the drums tight and high up in the mix like a dance mix.”
Single two Dark Days is another absolute gem with a locked in groove and scratching and itching guitar work. It has the feel of a classic 1979 post punk single that is part The Fall, part Sleaford Mods and part Andy Gill of Gang of Four's guitar work. The flip Peanuts is more laid back but just as essential and adds a twist of Half Man Half Biscuit. Bring on the album.
Format / 12", limited edition silver pressing
Label / Zen FC
Cat No / ZENFC004TX
Genre / Rock & Indie
Release date / 24 September 2021