Album artwork for Dark Days EP by Yard Act
Album artwork for Dark Days EP by Yard Act
Album artwork for Dark Days EP by Yard Act
Album artwork for Dark Days EP by Yard Act

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 Upper follows 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.

Yard Act

Dark Days EP

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Album artwork for Dark Days EP by Yard Act
12"+

£16.99

Silver
Released 01/07/2022Catalogue Number

ZENFC004T1

Album artwork for Dark Days EP by Yard Act
Tape

£12.99

Released 01/07/2022Catalogue Number

ZENFC004MC

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Yard Act

Dark Days EP

Zen FC
Album artwork for Album artwork for Dark Days EP by Yard Act by Dark Days EP - Yard Act
Album artwork for Album artwork for Dark Days EP by Yard Act by Dark Days EP - Yard Act
Album artwork for Album artwork for Dark Days EP by Yard Act by Dark Days EP - Yard Act
Album artwork for Album artwork for Dark Days EP by Yard Act by Dark Days EP - Yard Act
Album artwork for Dark Days EP by Yard Act
12"+

£16.99

Silver
Released 01/07/2022Catalogue Number

ZENFC004T1

Album artwork for Dark Days EP by Yard Act
Tape

£12.99

Released 01/07/2022Catalogue Number

ZENFC004MC

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

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 Upper follows 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.