Before I get back into my writing groove (looking at my 2021 timeline it may appear, to the untrained eye, that I've forsaken my trusty quill and parchment but I really haven't) I'd like to quickly share with you a couple of recent lockdown discoveries I hope you'll find agreeable. Tell you what, I'll do one now and another one next week (when I return from Devon).
Yard Act are a four piece from Leeds - they've not played many gigs (then again who has in the last 18 months?) but the recently formed west Yorkshire combo have released a couple of blinding singles that seem to have gone down well in all the right places; not least The Guardian, who called them spiky. Yep, I think spiky sums up their minimalist, deadpan shtick quite well.
Yard Act - Fixer Upper (2021)
Very good, and clever lyrics, so thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you like it, Alyson; it certainly shakes up any playlist it finds itself on, that's for sure.Delete
Devon was lovely, really lovely. Made even more special as James & Janneke joined us. So it'll either be a 'photo special' next time - of Devon - or another lockdown tune. Or, not inconceivably, both.
Well this is a thoroughly refreshing racket. Funny and yes, pretty darned spiky too. Shades of HMHB, which is no bad thing in my book.ReplyDelete
Have a splendid break John.
Refreshing, funny and spiky. Thanks, TS, I did - got back at teatime - just 4 nights away.Delete
Spiky indeed! Shades of John Cooper-Clarke in there for me, alongside the Fall perhaps? And yes, HMHB as TS says. I've a feeling we'll definitely be hearing more from them.ReplyDelete
Glad your Devon break was good, a photo special with another lockdown tune always welcome.