Watch Yard Act offer up new track ‘Rich’

Photo: Phoebe Fox

It’s the final single before the arrival of debut album ‘The Overload’.

With their eagerly-awaited debut album ‘The Overload’ arriving on 21st January, Yard Act - who covered our Class of 2022 issue! - are sharing new track ‘Rich’.

Speaking about the new track, James Smith explains, “‘Rich’ is the natural successor to ‘Payday’. That’s the end of the story right? Success! Status! Security! Except, there’s always more money to be made, and you’re deemed a failure if your life starts to head back in the direction it came from. It’s about being so lost you’re sure you know exactly where you are and how you got there. I also wrote it because I thought it would be quite funny if Yard Act made a shit ton of money after I’d written an anti-capitalist concept album. It’ll be funny if I’m singing this song on stage when I’ve made my mint.

“At worst it makes no sense, at best it comes off as pretentious, but that’s the point I’m trying to make when I write anything really. Things only really make sense if you exclude the bits that don’t back up the point you’re trying to make. I’m a hypocrite just like everyone else. I don’t have the answers and I’m just trying to do the best I can. It’ll never be good enough though. Enjoy the ride, life is short and you never know what’s round the corner.”

Check it out below, and read our Class of 2022 issue interview with Yard Act here!

‘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
21 | Rough Trade East, London, UK 12pm
21 | Rough Trade East, London, UK 6pm – SOLD OUT
22 | Sister Ray / 100 Club Outstore 1pm
22 | Pryzm, Kingston-Upon-Thames, UK 9pm
23 | Pie and Vinyl Instore, Southsea, UK 1pm
23 | Resident Music Instore, 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 – SOLD OUT
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 – SOLD OUT
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
30 | Liverpool Sound City, UK

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

JULY
22 | Truck Festival, Oxford, UK
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, NO

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

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