Watch Yard Act release new track ‘Payday’

Yard Act release new track 'Payday'
Photo: James Brown

Their eagerly-awaited debut album, ‘The Overload’, lands next year.

Ahead of the release of their eagerly-awaited debut ‘The Overload’ on 21st January via Zen F.C. / Island, Yard Act are giving us the latest taste of what to expect, sharing new track ‘Payday’.

Speaking about the new single, James Smith says, “‘Payday’ was one of the few tracks on the record we had to rebuild completely in the studio because the first demo was recorded on my computer and the hard drive corrupted. We spent about TWO hours trying to figure out that stupid keyboard part I’d put on it and couldn’t remember how to play. It was boring but worth it. It’s about gentrification, class fetish and how the human brain is so powerful that with enough time and processing power combined it will be able to justify, defend and/or continue to commit the actions of any human being it controls.”

“We wanted to do something less location and narrative based for this video, so an infinity white studio served as the perfect purgatory for an anti capitalist anthem funded by a major record label,” he continues. “It was great to get Kayleigh from ‘The Overload’ car boot shoot back with her friends, and they choreographed a brilliant dance routine for it themselves, which really brings the video to life. It’s also nice to finally be able to explain all the lettuces that kept cropping up in the previous videos.”

Check it out below.

‘The Overload’ Tracklisting:
1. The Overload
2. Dead Horse
3. Payday
4. Rich
5. The Incident
6. Witness
7. Land Of The Blind
8. Quarantine The Sticks
9. Tall Poppies
10. Pour Another
11. 100% Endurance

See Yard Act live at the following dates:

JANUARY
20 | Eurosonic, Groningen, NL
21 | Rough Trade East, London, UK – SOLD OUT
22 | Sister Ray / 100 Club Outstore 1pm
22 | Pryzm, Kingston-Upon-Thames, UK 9pm
23 | Pie and Vinyl Instores, Southsea, UK 1pm
23 | Resident Music INstores, Brighton, UK 6pm – SOLD OUT
24 | Truck Music Store, Oxford, UK 1pm
23 | Rough Trade, Bristol, UK, 6:30PM – SOLD OUT
27 | Rough Trade, Nottingham, UK – SOLD OUT

FEBRUARY
02 | L’Aéronef, Lille, FR
03 | Trix, Borgorhaut, BE
04 | Paradiso Kleine Zaal, Amsterdam, NL
05 | Molotow, Hamburg, DE
06 | Stengade, Copenhagen, DK
07 | Plan B, Malmö, SE
09 | Badehaus, Berlin, DE
10 | Blue Shell, Cologne, DE
11 | Rotondes, Luxembourg, LU
12 | La Boule Noire, Paris, FR
17 | Village Underground, London, UK – SOLD OUT
18 | Patterns, Brighton, UK – SOLD OUT
19 | The Joiners, Southampton, UK – SOLD OUT
21 | Exchange, Bristol, UK – SOLD OUT
22 | Clwb Ifor Bach, UK Cardiff – SOLD OUT
23 | Bodega Social, Nottingham, UK – SOLD OUT
24 | The White Hotel, Salford, UK – SOLD OUT
25 | The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, UK – SOLD OUT
26 | Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK – SOLD OUT

MARCH
01 | The Cluny, Newcastle, UK – SOLD OUT
02 | The Caves, Edinburgh, UK
03 | Mono, Glasgow, UK – SOLD OUT
04 | Whelans, Dublin, IE
14–20 | SXSW, Austin, US
22 | Union Pool, Brooklyn, US
23 | Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, US
24 | TV Eye, Queens, US
25 | The Sinclair, Boston, US
27 | The Garrison, Toronto, CA
29 | Sleeping Village, Chicago, US

APRIL
05 | Earth, London, UK
15 | The Casbah, San Diego, US
18 | The Crocodile, Seattle, US
19 | Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, US
21 | Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, US

MAY
11 | Trinity, Bristol, UK
18 | Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
19 | Zanzibar, Liverpool, UK
20 | Irish Centre, Leeds, UK – SOLD OUT
21 | Band on the Wall, Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT
22 | The Foundry, Sheffield, UK
26 | O2 Academy, Leicester, UK
27 | Arts Centre, Norwich, UK

JULY
24 | Tramlines, Sheffield, UK
29 | Deer Shed, Thirsk UK
30 | Ynot Festival, Derbyshire, UK

AUGUST
05-07 | Off Festival, Katowice, PL
09-13 | Oya Festival, Oslo, NL

NOVEMBER
24 | O2 Academy, Leeds
25 | O2 Ritz, Manchester


Get your copy of the latest issue

More like this