Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 21/01/22

Album of the Week – 21/01/22

Did I say last week that the January slump was over? Maybe I spoke a little too soon, but fear not as there are still a few gems for you to explore on the dark evenings of January!

There are new albums from Boy Harsher (The Runner – Original Soudtrack), Brad Barr (of The Barr Brothers – The Winter Mission), Silverbacks (Archive Material) and Miles Kane (Change the Show).

Our album of the week is a debut from Leeds band Yard Act, which really deserves to be heard. It’s a bit shouty with plenty of very funny lines thrown in for good measure. ‘if you want to make some decent money from it, you’d better off kicking that dick head singer out of the band…’. Give it a listen below…

Album of the Week – Yard Act – The Overload

Yard Act formed in Leeds in September 2019 when Ryan Needham found himself temporarily living in James Smith’s spare bedroom. Settling into a system of programming, looping and layering, the alchemy between the two created a base from which to build their complex and ever expanding narrative world. “Ryan is a vibe guy, whereas I overthink everything,” laughs Smith. “It’s been the greatest creative partnership I’ve ever had. When you find a groove that works, it just kind of looks after itself.”

Yard Act’s debut album “The Overload”, set for release on 21st January 2022. The band’s inherent wit has been sharpened down into something that speaks to the times we live in, creating a statement of intent that survives on nuance, that manages to poke fun at society without punching down from a place of left-wing superiority or right-wing anger. The Overload is a political record, but in the same way that all great observations of human nature are – a messy, complex, knowingly hypocritical snapshot of our current state of play.

Albums of Note:

— Brad Barr (of The Barr Brothers) – The Winter Mission

— Miles Kane – Change the Show

— Boy Harsher – The Runner (Original Soudtrack)

— Silverbacks – Archive Material

Albums Released on January 21st:

— Affection – Remnants

— Age of Apacolypse

— altopalo – farawayfromeveryoneyouknow (but wait—there’s more!)

— Anna Ash – Sleeper

— Anxious – Little Green House

— Aoife O’Donovan – Age Of Apathy

— Artsick – Fingers Crossed

— Ashes of Ares – Emperors and Fools

— AUA – The Damaged Organ

— Aurora – The Gods We Can Touch

— Ben Abraham – Friendly Fire

— Billy Talent – Crisis Of Faith

— Boris – W

— Boy Harsher – The Runner (Original Soudtrack)

— Brad Barr (of The Barr Brothers) – The Winter Mission

— Brian Straw – Baby Stars/Dead Languages

— Brothers Osborne – Skeletons Deluxe

— Bullet Ride – At the Gates of Hell

— Cactus – The Birth Of Cactus 1970

— Chrystabell – Midnight Star

— Cody Fry – The Symphony Sessions

— Collapsing Scenery – Acid Casual

— Confess – Revenge At All Costs

— Crass – Normal Never Was – Revelations – The Remix Compilation

— Diamond Dogs – Slap Bang Blue Rendezvous

— Eddie Berman – Broken English

— Elujay – Circmvnt

— Erik Walters – Erik Walters

— Erland – Southern Pacific

— Fast Eddy – Take A Look

— The Ferrymen – One More River to Cross

— Fhunyue Gao and Sven Kacirek – Hoya

— Giant – Shifting Time

— Gilmore Trail – Impermanence

— Goodnight, Texas – How Long Will It Take Them To Die

— Grave For Gods – The Oldest Gods

— Greensky Bluegrass – Stress Dreams

— Hanging Garden – Neither Moth Nor Rust

— Heir Apparent – Graceful Inheritance

— Hellfox – The Call

— Hugar – Rift

— iann dior – On to Better Things

— Inside Voices – Liminal Space EP

— Jake Xerxes Fussell – Good and Green Again

— Janis Ian – The Light at the End of the Line

— Jesper Munk – Taped Heart Sounds

— John Mellencamp – Strictly A One-Eyed Jack

— Julie Christensen – 11 from Kevin: The Songs of Kevin Gordon

— Kady Rain – Kady Rain

— Kandia – Quaternary

— Kate Havnevik – Lightship

— Keb’ Mo’ Bridges – Good To Be

— Kiefer Sutherland – Bloor Street

— Kids on a Crime Spree – Fall in Love Not in Line

— King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Butterfly 3001

— Kissin’ Dynamite – Not The End Of The Road

— Kyla La Grange – While Your Heart’s Still Beating

— LALU – Paint the Sky

— Linda Draper – Patience and Lipstick

— Lost Dog Street Band – Glory

— Ludovico Einaudi – Underwater

— Mat Andasun – Full Circuit

— Metacara – Another World

— Michael Johnothan – Cosmic Banjo

— Michael Rother (of New! and Harmonia) and Vittoria Maccabruni – As Long As the Light

— Midnite Hellion – Kingdom Immortal

— Miles Kane – Change the Show

— Minneriket – Gjennom meg går ingen til hvile

— Modern Error – Victim Of A Modern Age

— Mud Spencer – Fuzz Soup

— Nepthisis – Spiral Hollow EP

— Night Crickets (feat. members of Bauhaus and Violent Femmes) – A Free Society

— Nocturna – Daughters of the Night

— Palace – Shoalsj

— Pan Daijing – Tissues

— Paul Oakenfold – Shine On

— Penny and Sparrow – Olly Olly

— Planeswalker – Tales of Magic

— Private Home Videos – In Light Of EP

— Reno Cruz – Falling In Love Is Not That Hard

— Reptaliens – Multiverse

— Road Trip – Merry Go Round

— Robert Stillman – What Does It Mean To Be American?

— Robert Stillman – Portals (2022 Remaster)

— SETYØURSAILS – Nightfall

— Shot Down Twice – Shot Down Twice EP

— Silvana Estrada – Marchita

— Silverbacks – Archive Material

— SOM – The Shape Of Everything

— Sunczar – Bearer Of Light

— Tammy Rogers (of The SteelDrivers) and Thomm Jutz – Surely Will Be Singing

— Teddy Swims – Tough Love EP

— Tennyson King – Good Company

— Through The Noise – Tragedies EP

— Various Artists – CaliAmericana

— Various Artists – The Jazz All Stars Vol. 2

— Verikalpa – Tunturihauta

— Walker Hayes – Country Stuff The Album

— The Whitmore Sisters – Ghost Stories

— Yard Act – The Overload

— Years & Years – Night Call

— Young Dolph – Paper Route Empire Presents: Long Live Dolph

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