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Artist: Yard Act
Label: Island
Impact date: Single: Out now/Album: 21 January 2022
ROTD featured date: Wednesday 12 January 2022

We say

Continuing our Ones To Watch 2022 is whip-smart Leeds outfit Yard Act. They first came to our attention in 2020 with their hilariously dark and self-released debut The Trapper’s Pelts. Since then, it’s been a rapid rise for the band, with each subsequent release drawing more tastemaker support for their infectious grooves and witty, deadpan storytelling. The Guardian, Sunday Times, Clash, Loud & Quiet, Dork, The Line of Best Fit, NME and Gigwise, to name just a few, are all big fans, along with Radio 1 BBC Introducing, and 6 Music who has playlisted their singles. Plus, Yard Act’s music has featured across numerous editorial playlists at Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Deezer. This brilliant anti-capitalism anthem is the latest track to be taken from their forthcoming debut album, The Overload, out next week (21 January), and perfectly captures everything we love about Yard Act – catchy, witty, and energetic. With over 5k pre-orders for their debut album, over 8k tickets sold for their UK/EU/US 2022 tour, a FIFA 22 sync and a BBC Sound of 2022 nomination, Yard Act are set to have a very busy and massive 2022.


Label: Sam Flynn, Island
Radio: Liv Carson, They Do 
Online & Press: Dan Carson, They Do
TV: Tony Fletcher, Island
Live: Sarah Joy, ATC
Management: Ollie Jacob, Memphis Industries 

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