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YARD ACT

The Trenchcoat Museum

limited black 12" - £14.99
Fleshing out their post punk lurch with some Underworld sizzle, Yard Act have trenchcoats on their minds and dancefloors in their sights for this little taste o...

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Where's My Utopia?

Limited Edition Fanzine (with CD)

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yellow vinyl with sticker sheet

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maroon vinyl

0602458508376

  1. An Illusion
  2. We Make Hits
  3. Down By the Stream
  4. The Undertow
  5. Dream Job
  6. Fizzy Fish
  7. Petroleum
  8. When the Laughter Stops
  9. Grifter’s Grief
  10. Blackpool Illuminations
  11. A Vineyard for the North

YARD ACT

Where's My Utopia?

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  • limited edition cd + fanzine (pre-order)

    Expected Release: 8th Mar 2024

    £16.99
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    Released: 1st Mar 2024

    £27.99
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  • limited select retailers exclusive maroon lp

    Released: 1st Mar 2024

    £24.99
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  • black lp

    Released: 1st Mar 2024

    £24.99
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  • cd

    Released: 1st Mar 2024

    £13.99
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There's a fresh and jaunty swagger to Yard Act's second outing - a playful sense of fun that brings to mind a salacious Jarvis Cocker wink and James Murphy's droll delivery but wrangled up in a flurry of bouncy utopian hope.

the quartet’s second act is a giant leap forward into broad and playful new sonic waters. “The main reason that ‘post-punk’ was the vehicle for Album One was because it was really affordable to do, but we always liked so much other music and this time we've had the confidence to embrace it,” James explains. Across the record, influences ranging from Fela Kuti to Ennio Moricone via Spiller’s ‘00s pop smash ‘Groovejet’ make themselves known.

whilst the band’s trajectory continuously shot upwards, vocalist James Smith and his wife had also welcomed in a son. And it’s this duelling sense of responsibility and ambition, guilt, love, drive and everything in between that forms the narrative backbone of brilliantly exploratory second album Where’s My Utopia?

It’s a celebratory palette upon which Smith allowed himself to reach lyrically deeper into himself than ever. Gone, largely, are the outward-facing character studies of yore, replaced with a set of songs that stare fully into the headlights of life, wrangling with the frontman’s own fears and foibles to create a sort of Promethean narrative - but with jokes. “You can commit to the idea that we’re just animals who eat and fuck and then we die, and that’s fine,” he suggests. “But for me, creativity always seems to be the best way of articulating the absolute minefield of what human existence is.”