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Yard Act Announce Dub Version of “The Overload” Created By Mad Professor

The Overdub Available Now on Exclusive Vinyl via Rough Trade

Nov 16, 2022

English post-punk band Yard Act have released a dub version of their debut album, The Overload, which was created by dub producer Mad Professor. The album, entitled The Overdub, is out now on exclusive vinyl via Rough Trade. More

Mercury Prize 2022 Nominees Announced: Wet Leg, Yard Act, Gwenno, Harry Styles, and More

Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler, Self Esteem, Nova Twins, Sam Fender, and Others Also Nominated

Jul 26, 2022

This year’s Mercury Prize nominees have been announced and they include the latest albums by Wet Leg, Yard Act, Gwenno, Harry Styles, Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler, Self Esteem, and more. More

Jul 01, 2022

English post-punk band Yard Act have collaborated with Elton John for a new version of the song “100% Endurance” from their debut album, The Overload. More

ACID KLAUS Releases Debut Single Today!

"Party Sized Away Day" is out on Yard Act's Zen F.C. label

May 21, 2022

Meet ACID KLAUS and watch the video for his debut single which comes out today. More

13 Best Songs of the Week: Angel Olsen, Kiwi Jr., Soccer Mommy, Horsegirl, and More

Plus Sinead O’Brien, Sun’s Signature, Cola, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 20, 2022

Welcome to the 20th Songs of the Week of 2022. It was a mixed week for new tracks, but there were still some good ones worth crowing about and we settled on a Top 13. More

May 18, 2022

English post-punk band Yard Act released their debut album, The Overload, in January via Island/Zen F.C. Now they have shared a video for the album’s “100% Endurance” that stars British actor David Thewlis (Naked, the Harry Potter series, Wonder Woman, Fargo) and have also announced some U.S. tour dates. Regular collaborator James Slater directed the black & white video, which pulls from the song’s lyrics about aliens visiting Earth, with Thewlis lip-syncing to the song and the band showing up briefly at the end. More

Under The Radar Announces Media Partnership With ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag)

The 2022 edition starts on Wednesday 19th and features Self Esteem and Wet Leg among others

Jan 17, 2022

Under the Radar announces media partnership with ESNS for its 2022 edition More

10 Best Songs of the Week: The Smile, SASAMI, Gang of Youths, Sondre Lerche, and More

Plus Father John Misty, Let’s Eat Grandma, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 07, 2022

Welcome to the first Songs of the Week of 2022. We haven’t done a Songs of the Week in almost a month, as the holiday season slowed the release of new songs in mid December. But the first week of 2022 presented enough new tracks to warrant a return to Songs of the Week. More

Yard Act Share Video for New Single “Rich”

The Overload Due Out January 21 via Island/Zen F.C.

Jan 07, 2022

English rock group Yard Act have shared a video for their new single “Rich.” It is the latest release from their forthcoming album, The Overload, which will be out on January 21 via Island/Zen F.C. More

10 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Wet Leg, Yard Act, The Divine Comedy, Trentemøller, and More

Plus The Soundcarriers, Boy Harsher, Tears for Fears, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Dec 03, 2021

Welcome to the 45th Songs of the Week of 2021. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because of Thanksgiving, so this week’s list includes songs from the last two weeks. Even taking into account two weeks worth of songs, the pickings were a little slim. We came up with 10 we liked. More

Yard Act Share Video for New Song “Payday”

The Overload Due Out January 7, 2022 via Island/Zen F.C.

Nov 22, 2021

English rock group Yard Act have shared a video for their new song “Payday.” It is the latest release from their forthcoming studio album, The Overload, which will be out on January 7, 2022 via Island/Zen F.C. More

Deer Shed Makes First Announcements For 2022

Nadine Shah, John Grant, Yard Act, Billy Nomates and Yard Act among the festival's first confirmed names

Nov 10, 2021

Deer Shed announces its first names for 2022. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Metronomy, Spoon, The War on Drugs, SASAMI, and More

Plus Ibibio Sound Machine, Yard Act, Midnight Oil, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 29, 2021

Welcome to the 41st Songs of the Week of 2021. It may be Halloween on Sunday, but there weren’t any particularly spooky new songs this week. More

Yard Act Share Video for New Song “Land of the Blind,” Announce New Tour Dates

The Overload Due Out January 7, 2022 via Island/Zen F.C.

Oct 28, 2021

English rock group Yard Act have shared a video for their new song “Land of the Blind.” It is the latest release from their forthcoming studio album, The Overload, which will be out on January 7, 2022 via Island/Zen F.C. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Low, Circuit des Yeux, Mac McCaughan, Yard Act, and More

Plus Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine, Field Music, Colleen Green, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 10, 2021

Welcome to the 34th Songs of the Week of 2021. There were a whole lot of new songs this week, even though Monday was a holiday (Labor Day) here in the U.S. We narrowed it down to 12 favorites this week, with lots of good honorable mentions too. More

Sep 08, 2021

English rock group Yard Act have signed to Island Records, subsequently announcing the release of their debut album The Overload. The band has also shared a video for the title track directed by James Slater (Major Lazer, Pale Waves). The Overload will be out on January 7, 2022 via Island and the band’s own imprint label Zen F.C. More



Interviews

Jan 21, 2022

Amusing characters populate some of the songs of Leeds, England post-punk four-piece Yard Act, including those on their debut album, The Overload. Midway through the album’s title track, frontman and wordsmith James Smith sings from the perspective of Graham, who dispenses unwelcome advice about how they’d be “better off kicking that dickhead singer you’ve got in out the band” and should stick to covers and avoid political lyrics, especially if they want to perform at a pub called The Grand run by a landlord named Fat Andy. More


Reviews

Sep 24, 2022

Yard Act, Low Hummer and English Teacher played an intimate show at The Crescent in York and Under the Radar were in attendance to capture the highlights More

Sep 17, 2022

Under the Radar went to sunny Dorset for End Of The Road and had a whale of a time More

Aug 04, 2022

Under the Radar went to Deer Shed Festival last weekend and had an absolute ball! More

Jul 19, 2022

Under the Radar heads to Deer Shed Festival later this month. Here’s 10 acts we’re most excited to see! More

Jun 17, 2022

Under the Radar’s Jimi Arundell heads to Glastonbury next week for its 50th edition. Here are his thoughts about the greatest music festival on earth. More

Jan 21, 2022

Leeds, England outfit Yard Act, who consist of former Post War Glamour Girls frontman James Smith (vocals) and Menace Beach’s Ryan Needham (bass), unleash a savagely brilliant debut album in the form of The Overload. Smith and Needham are joined by Sam Shjipstone (guitar) and Jay Russell (drums) as they shine a light on the fractured nature of society with a mixture of acerbic wit and deadpan ennui. More