Thursday 30 November 2023

Yard Act - Petroleum

Photo credit: Phoebe Fox

Following on from their recent single Dream Job shared last month, Yard Act return with their punchy new track Petroleum. Picking up where their critically-acclaimed debut record The Overload left off, the Leeds based outfit build layer upon layer of luscious guitar riffs and chaotic melodies that culminate in to an explosive finale. ‘Petroleum’ was written after a touring nadir. “I lost it with the crowd in Bognor Regis and told them I was bored and I didn’t want to be there,” Yard Act’s James Smith recalls. “Me and Ryan had a row after, and Ryan rightly dressed me down for the way I acted. It got me pondering the idea that, now this is a job, what are the requirements of it? People think they want honesty but they don’t, they want me to portray the version of honesty that they've paid to see and that’s part of the illusion.” Speaking about the ‘Petroleum’ video, Smith adds “‘Petroleum’ finds The Visitor as she stumbles into the hideout of a fearsome Biker gang called The Utopians. She's still on the run from the H.G.E agents. It was a lot of fun shooting this video, and a joy to watch our friend Rose Matafeo bring the leader of The Utopians to life. Though the story isn't being told in a linear format, I hope that the journey of The Visitor through the last three videos is starting to come together and reveal that we're working on something bigger here. More to come!” Take a watch for yourselves below. 

2 Dec  | Maho Rasop Festival, Bangkok, TH
3 Dec  | Clockenflap Festival, Hong Kong, HK
5 Dec  | Shangri-la, Osaka, JP
7 Dec  | Club Quattro, Tokyo, JP
13 Mar | The Nick Rayns LCR (UEA), Norwich, UK
14 Mar | Rock City, Nottingham , UK
15 Mar | O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK
16 Mar | O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
17 Mar | Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK
19 Mar | Mandela Hall, Belfast, UK
20 Mar | Vicar Street, Dublin, IE
22 Mar | Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, UK
23 Mar | O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
25 Mar | The Dome, Brighton, UK
27 Mar | Eventim Apollo, London, UK
04 Apr | Stereolux, Nantes, FR
05 Apr | Cabaret Sauvage, Paris, FR
06 Apr | Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, FR
08 Apr | LAV, Lisbon, PT
09 Apr | Mon, Madrid, ES
11 Apr | La 2, Barcelona, ES
12 Apr | Le Transbordeur, Lyon, FR
13 Apr | Locomotiv Club, Bologna, IT
14 Apr | Santeria Toscana 31, Milan, IT
16 Apr | Mascotte, Zurich, CH
17 Apr | Muffathalle, Munich, DE
18 Apr | Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, DE
20 Apr | Slaktkyrkan, Stockholm, SE
24 Apr | Uebel & Gefährlich, Hamburg, DE
25 Apr | Paradiso Main Hall, Amsterdam, NL
26 Apr | Doornroosje, Nijmegen,NL
27 Apr | Kantine, Cologne, DE
28 Apr | Les Nuits Botanique, Brussels, BE
30 May | Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
31 May | The Regent Theater, Los Angeles, CA
1 Jun  | Pappy and Harriet's, Pioneertown, CA
3 Jun  | The Catalyst Atrium, Santa Cruz, CA
4 Jun  | The Independent, San Francisco, CA
6 Jun  | Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
7 Jun  | Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC
8 Jun  | The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
3 Aug  | Millenium Square, Leeds, UK


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